Did you know that every day tasks can cause or aggravate tennis elbow?
Tennis elbow is pain along the forearm near the elbow, sometimes in the elbow. It can be caused by many things; playing tennis is just one possibility. It can also be caused by everyday tasks such as carrying grocery bags, backpacks, purses, diaper bags in a poor fashion as well as doing exercises incorrectly or exercises of an advanced level that you aren’t ready for. A common cause is by using poor ergonomics when typing at your computer.
There are simple ways to prevent tennis elbow, but we often don’t think about it.We have habits and if we don’t stop to think about it, we just do what our brain already knows. Watch the video to learn how to prevent tennis elbow.
Let me know in the comments how you pick up your bags when you are in a hurry. Do you have room for improvement?
If you have any questions about your pain or if physical therapy might be right for you, please call Pin Point Physical Therapy at 704-612-6797 or email email@example.com. I’m happy to answer your questions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ginger Morrissey
The longer people are sedentary the more fear they have of moving. Ginger is a Fellow of Orthopedics and has helped countless numbers of people with back pain return to their normal lifestyle including tennis and golf.
Ginger Morrissey is one of Charlotte’s leading physical therapists who helps adults and athletes return to the activities they love without pain medications, injections, or surgery. She graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Oklahoma in 1997. She has completed numerous post-graduate courses in manual therapy. She completed a Fellowship in Manual Orthopedics in 2008 with emphasis on the Spine so that she could provide a more advanced service for helping people return to normal movement. In 2014, she completed her certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling (CMTPT). This specialized training resulted in her being more thorough and efficient in treating muscles and fascia, the root cause of their back pain. With more than 20 years of experience, she has worked in numerous clinical settings and treated thousands of people with back pain.
In her spare time Ginger enjoys spending time with her family, running, playing tennis, scuba diving and doing things in the great outdoors.