If your elbow pain is centered on the bony protuberant on the outside of the elbow the condition is most probably an injury and inflammation of the tendon for the muscles that extend to the wrist or rotate the forearm, commonly called tennis elbow. You don’t have to be playing tennis to have the condition. We treat a lot of people who work with hand tools that develop this condition due to repetitive motion activities.
If the pain is on the inner side of the elbow the problem is most likely due to an injury or inflammation of the tendon for the muscles that flex the wrist. At Hall Chiropractic we see a lot of patients with this condition following activities such as throwing a baseball or football, but these are, of course other mechanisms that cause this condition. These problems respond well to diversified extremity manipulation, activator technique, cold laser, ultrasound and interferential.