A 27-year-old member asked:
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is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

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Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
No: Tennis elbow is caused by micro tears near the insertion of one of the muscles that extends your wrist. Which is the most effective treatment is controversial. Chiropractic treatment will probably not be useful. Options include immobilization, physical therapy for eccentric strengthening, electric stimulation. Surgery would complete the tear and then repair it.
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be: A good trained chiropractor who knows his or her limitations can be very helpful with tennis elbow as adjunctive treaent.
Answered on Dec 19, 2011
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not Really: Adjusting the back does not help tennis elbow , at least in young people.If they are giving pt to the elbow, maybe.
Answered on Dec 18, 2014
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Tennis elbow is an overuse strain of the elbow joint. Chiropractic theory woulds imply that the problem is due to subluxations compressing the nerves to this area (from the neck). The problem is mechanical in the joint and chiro has no benefit possible for this problem. See a physiatrist or orthopod for management of this problem.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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