Taking the Pain out of Tennis Elbow

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Do you love tennis?

Whether you belong to a local club or you take advantage of the many public tennis courts around Orange County, tennis is a great way to get some exercise.

From weekend warriors to the more serious players, the repetition in the movements of the arm can cause injuries.

Over the past several years, our team at Next Level Wellness in Irvine have seen many tennis players – from professionals to youth players – come in with what’s commonly known as ‘tennis elbow.’

Tennis elbow is a fun term for lateral epicondylitis, which is the muscles of the forearm are inflamed.  This can be from the repetition of the racquet coming over in your shots, to some minor trauma to the area.

We want to provide you with some stretches to help with the pain.

The first stretch is to grab your fingers and pull them back while keeping your elbow straight. This movement will help stretch out the flexor muscles.

The second stretch I’d like you to do is to rotate your arm backward.  This is called the ‘Waiter’s Tip,’ and it helps stretch the flexors.   Make sure you extend your shoulder and extend your wrist for a complete stretch.

If you are your child are suffering from ‘tennis elbow,’ and these daily stretches are not helping ease the pain, we encourage you to take advantage of our Stay F.I.T. Student Athlete special.

Fascial Integrative Treatment, or F.I.T., is an innovative and advanced soft-tissue system. It is a manual hands-on therapy that corrects the dysfunctions that these soft-tissues can undergo. During the F.I.T. process, we will evaluate the problematic area, properly diagnose the condition, treat it and evaluate the surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves and joints.

Our Stay F.I.T. special for athletes covers all of the treatment above for just $79 ($250 value). Don’t let your young athlete or yourself suffer through nagging injuries cause by running.

Our chiropractic team of wellness doctors – chiropractors and sports medicine specialists, Vasili Gatsinaris, DC, QME, James Kim, DC, Adam Abulghualya, DC, BS, ART and Caprice Leonard, MA, ATC specialize in chiropractic and health and wellness care. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for people living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities. To learn more about our variety of services or to schedule an appointment, take advantage of our Stay F.I.T. special and contact us or call 949-263-9003 today.




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