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Many people have elbow pain on the outside of their elbow. This is referred to as Tennis Elbow. The paradox is that very few people get it from playing tennis.

It was originally called tennis elbow because new players would use bad technique on the backhand and overstrain the tendons on the outside of the elbow. That rarely occurs. Do you ever hear of a professional tennis player having tennis elbow? Never. Good technique fixes it. 

100% of the time, people get it from overstraining the forearm from texting, typing, or some work-related repetitive strain on the tendon. Think of every employee at VONS or Ralphs. 

With this type of problem, there is a decaying of the tendon because it can not withstand the stresses you are placing on it. Over time, the tendon can't recover and begins to fray and rot. 

How we deal with this problem is a threefold method. 

1. Laser therapy stimulates the cells of the tendon to turn over quicker and allow faster healing. The goal is to replace bad tendon with good tendon. Here's a video regarding laser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yOn2zsWSqk

2. Cross friction massage. By massaging 90 degrees to the fibers of the tendon rather than with them, you can break up adhesions and scar tissue within the damaged tendon and this decreases pain and allows healing of the tendon.

3. Eccentric exercises of the tendon. This is the lowering part of lifting the weight. We have patients do 3 sets of 15 twice a day for 3 months. The research on just this one type of exercise has a 60-90% success rate.  Standard dumbells can work, but I've found that the Theraband Flexbar works well. Here's a link: https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Resistance-Improving-Strength-Tendonitis/dp/B0002ECYRQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467216940&sr=8-1&keywords=theraband+elbow

Combining all threeprocedures, we usually have excellent success with tennis elbow. 

It’s important to seek out a reputable Camarillo chiropractor. We utilize chiropractic to help with lower back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, and shoulder pain. Your pain may be caused from  playing sports, you may have been in a car accident or just feel the wear and tear of everyday life. If that’s the case, chiropractic treatment can help you feels much better.

Why choose a chiropractor?

Chronic Pain

If you have chronic pain, which is pain that persists for months or even years, then it is unlikely that extended medication is going to help. For things like back pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, knee pain and migraine headaches, the best long term solution is to treat the cause of the problem rather than the symptoms only. Here in Camarillo, our chiropractic office can ease your chronic pain.

Chiropractor’s help by utilizing muscle therapies, spinal adjustments (we use non-force adjustments) and exercises to help. I’ve been in practice for over 20 years in Camarillo, CA and have had great results with these methods.

Acute Pain

Acute pain can become chronic pain if not handled appropriately. Our goal in our Camarillo chiropractic office is to avoid your acute pain from becoming chronic pain. We take your back pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, knee pain and migraine headaches very seriously.

Look up on Yelp and Google. You’ll see we have an excellent reputation in Camarillo.

As you speak with the chiropractor, you’ll also be able to get a feel for who they are, and if they are a good fit for you. If you feel comfortable throughout the process and encouraged that your pain will be reduced, you’re at the right place.

At Adam Story, Chiropractic Corp our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today. (805) 389-0325

 

I have recently been working on a new way to help people with lower back pain. Many people in Camarillo, CA have lower back pain. Chiropractic is very effective, but sometimes people don't like the standard "hands-on" style of adjusting. Here's what I've been doing:

The Procedure:

  1. Neurologically stimulate the joints while you actively contract the muscles. Using the Arthrostim, what you feel are 12-18 light taps on the joints while going through active range of motion and using your own muscles. The body adjusts to this new activity and in a way, the patients’ own muscles do the adjusting. As you adapt to these motions, you should feel less pain. This is different than the standard adjusting because as we age into our 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, our joints have a harder time responding to the older style of adjusting.
  1. Muscular therapy directed while you move. The therapy is active and different than that of massage. This releases tension in the muscle and fascia allowing renewed functional changes you can feel. Most people with lower back pain feel an immediate change. 
  1. Altering exercises. Many exercises we learned as children have been blamed for degenerative and herniated discs in the spine. These include sit-ups, crunches, leg lifts, bench presses and back machines in the gym. Instead, we promote stabilization exercises like McGill curl ups, planks (front and to the side), and bird-dogs.

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