Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition often seen in tennis players and others who heavily use their arms. Besides conventional methods of relief, which typically have negative side effects, there are many alternative options available, which is why many patients choose the Health Box Clinic in Glenview, IL. 

What is the Main Cause of Tennis Elbow?

Despite its name, only 5% of people with tennis elbow developed it from playing tennis. Other racquet sports, swimming, weightlifting and baseball are more sports-related causes. Those who work desk jobs or are electricians, gardeners, or carpenters may also develop tennis elbow.  

Tennis elbow causes all feature chronic overuse of the extensor muscle in the forearm, which attach by a tendon anchored to the outer side of the humerus (upper arm bone). Overuse, however, can be prevented by taking sufficient breaks and remembering to warm up your arms by stretching. If you work at a computer, stretching during breaks can help to relieve tension. 

How Do You Know If You Have a Tennis Elbow?

Milder cases of tennis elbow symptoms feature pain around the tendon after the provoking activity, whether it be typing, tennis, or something else entirely. More severe cases involve pain during the activity, with worsening afterwards, or even constant pain. Grip strength and flexibility may also be impaired. 

How Do You Heal Your Tennis Elbow?

Although almost 90% of people experience spontaneous recovery within a year, alternative tennis elbow treatments may speed this up. At Health Box Clinic, treatment includes: 

  • Manual therapy (e.g. massage) to relieve pain and tension, while allowing for the re-establishment of correct movement. 
  • Neuromuscular re-education to correct unhealthy movement patterns, helping to prevent recurrence even if you’ve almost recovered. 
  • Electrotherapy, which blocks pain and can promote circulation and tissue repair. 
  • Neuropathy treatment with Rebuilder. This method helps you to regain correct nerve conduction patterns, reducing pain and restoring movement. 


Enjoy a speedier recovery from tennis elbow, along with peace of mind from a reduced risk of recurrence, with Health Box Clinic. To learn about the best treatment plan for you with Dr. Lev Kipnis, D.N., or Dr. Olga Arbitman, D.N. contact us at (847) 724-1777 or use the form here

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