Most of the muscles that are used to extend your wrist are attached to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow called the lateral epicondyle. Sometimes, through injury or overuse, the site where these muscles insert can become irritated or inflamed. This condition is called lateral epicondylitis or "tennis elbow" - although the majority of those affected do not play tennis.
Activities involving repetitive wrist extension are a common cause of this condition, such as tennis, carpentry, bricklaying, knitting, playing piano, typing, or lifting objects with your palm facing down. This condition is three times more likely to occur in your dominant arm.
If you are experiencing pain in your elbow, E3 Chiropractic + Wellness in Saskatoon is here to help! Book an appointment today!