Top 5 Causes of Tennis Elbow

Newer workout programs today will cycle cardio, strength training, and yoga throughout the week to avoid overworking any one muscle group. Muscles are meant to be worked, but not overused. One medical condition caused by overuse of the forearm muscles is called, “tennis elbow.” Ironically, it’s possible to receive this diagnosis without ever having picked up a tennis racket. There are many reasons you may experience inflammation in the muscles and tendons of your forearm that can lead to tennis elbow. Below is a list of common reason people get Tennis Elbow.

#1- Repetitive Gripping Activities

This is a broad category of potential causes. Historically it’s included activities and occupations that involve repeated use of a muscle.

  • Landscaping: The grip-action of hedge clipping, raking, hand-weeding, and even holding a small power tool stable over time can cause elbow tendinitis in Atlanta
  • Painting: Full-time painters often complain of pain radiating from the elbow. Their days are full of repetitive wrist and elbow action as they scrape, prime, and re-paint surface.
  • Construction: Hired laborers on a construction site spend hours hammering, using screwdrivers, and handsaws.
Elbow pain

#2- Sports

This injury is aptly named, for tennis players make up the majority of athletes who develop elbow injury in Atlanta. Baseball, basketball, and volleyball players can fall victim to tennis elbow or elbow tendinitis, too, if they’re not careful about using the correct form. The injury may worsen over time if you continue to use the muscle incorrectly.

#3- Hobbies

Hobbies are meant to be relaxing, but some of the most trending hobbies of the 2019 can cause more physical stress to these muscles and tendons:

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Tatting

These crafts have recently become a popular pastime. The repetitive motion involved can be a double whammy to your forearm muscles, as you’re simultaneously rotating and flexing. The result can often be an elbow tendonitis condition in the United States.

#4- The Workplace

It’s 2019, chances are the great majority of your workday consists of computer work. Small muscle injuries, like Tennis Elbow, aren’t exclusive to front-desk secretaries. Pay attention to how much you’re typing in a day and how you move your wrist when manipulating the touch-pad or the hand-driven mouse.

#5- Communication

The primary cause of tennis elbow is defined as, “repetitive gripping activities, especially if they use the thumb and first two fingers.”

For most, the act of holding a smartphone while simultaneously manipulating the screen is routine. It’s also causing you a great deal of potential pain, as you’re asking muscles to work incorrectly all-day long.

Common Shit you Hear as a Chiropractor

“I believe in Chiropractic”   —This is not the worst to hear, but for me it’s not a belief, it’s a law.   If I look at you cross eyed it’s because I believe in gravity, too (SARCASM).  If this is what you tell me when we first meet I am probably forming judgments. (NOT intentionally)

“I heard once you go to a chiropractor you always have to go”

— Yes, because the addictive chiropractic epidemic is costing thousands of lives and billions of dollars.  (SARCASM)

“My Boyfriend Pops my Back” or “Is it Bad to Pop my Neck”

— Um okay bye!  Kidding, if this is you and you are practicing walk on her back therapy or play let’s try and pop something please stop.  You may be doing short or long term damage like pinched nerves, or even worse; changing the structure of the spine and weakening ligament integrity.  Find a licensed doctor of chiropractic to help you if you’re having pain, stiffness or reduced range of motion.

“I Don’t Need to go to a Chiropractor Because I Exercise”

—I get that you think you feel better when you exercise, but rest assured exercise does NOT ALIGN your Spine!  That’s what chiropractic is all about.  We are overly trained professionals that are not only excellent “back crackers,” but we know the signs/symptoms of misaligned joints.

“Have you Ever Broke any Necks?”

Stop watching Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chuck Norris movies, NO!!!

What Is The Keto Diet?

The Keto Diet, short for Ketosis Diet is super trendy right now. The keto diet is a diet which is very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead. This results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body which becomes the source of energy.

To understand the make-up of the keto diet you need to understand ‘Macros’. Macros is short for macro-nutrients- the breakdown of daily fat, carbohydrate and protein intake. Most literature I’ve found suggests for ketosis to be achieved your dietary carbohydrate consumed must be less than 10% of your total calories consumed. The best way to track this is to download an app like My Fitness Pal.

If you haven’t heard yet there are different types of fat and they are not all created equal. Remember when low fat diet was the thing because we used to think fat caused heart disease. Well, now we know how wrong we were and what fats are safe to consume.

Saturated and unsaturated fats are a good source of fats. Trans fat should still be avoided. Trans fat is still found in some fast food restaurants, crisco and margarine. Click here to see a list of Trans Fat foods to avoid.

Being in the state of ketosis generates elevated levels of ketones, which are detectable in the breath, urine, and blood. Ketone urine testing strips (like Ketostix) are the quickest, easiest way to test for ketones in urine to ensure you’re not eating too many carbs and your macros are right.

You may already be eating close to a ketogenic diet. Here is a list of 8 Foods that are Keto Friendly. There are many more, but here is a short list example below.

  • Seafood. Fish and shellfish are very keto-friendly foods. …
  • Low-Carb Vegetables. …
  • Cheese. …
  • Avocados. …
  • Meat and Poultry. …
  • Eggs. …
  • Coconut Oil. …
  • Plain Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese.

Bikini Ready? Lose a few extra with the hCG diet!

They hCH diet is a medical weight loss diet that has been around for a while. It’s a diet that requires you to incorporate a restricted calorie diet while eating low fat. This is very different than the keto and paleo model of high fat low carb. Check out my latest youtube video about the hCG diet. Here it is…https://youtu.be/WSMsLq8LW9g

Best Stretch for Hip and Low Back Stiffness

There’s a ton of different stretches or exercises you could do to stretch or strengthen your muscles. You and I both know that a weak core may lead to more low back pain- let’s assume your core isn’t a complete waste. Let’s assume you are an every day guy or gal that just gets some tightness in the low back or hips. I put together a very short video demonstrating an excellent piriformis, IT band and Glut stretch. Most yogis know this as the pigeon pose. Check the short video below.

Stem Cell Therapy: What are Exosomes?

Exosomes can help your outcome. Keep reading to learn more…

Exosomes are lipid vesicles that shuttle proteins and genetic information between its neighbors and distant cells. Why is this important for an exosome to move protein around? And why is it important for my cells to send genetic information down the street to the neighboring cells? It’s simple really. Because we are a whole being with trillions of microscopic actions, changes happening at any given second to find homeostasis. Meaning your body wants to not only survive, but to thrive.

Let’s take a look at what we thought we knew about the body 10 years ago. We thought the appendix was a silly little organ that served no purpose that could rupture and kill us potentially. Now, we understand that this organ helps balance the good vs bad bacteria in the gut. Web MD has this to say, “Normally, the appendix sits in the lower right abdomen. The function of the appendix is unknown. One theory is that the appendix acts as a storehouse for good bacteria, “rebooting” the digestive system after diarrhea. Other experts believe the appendix is just a useless remnant from our evolutionary past.” I wonder what year those so called experts that refute THEORETICAL science were born? Perhaps they are in denial still that science has evolved past their own ingrained beliefs.

If the appendix is in fact a warehouse of good bacteria the intestines need to be able to communicate it’s current situation with the appendix so that it may release the good bacteria as needed. These vehicles of communication are sort of like telegrams. The telegram will be sent back and forth to communicate the current condition and operation instructions. Check out this current study to learn more about some of the latest research into organ communication: 
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1534580719300048

So now you understand that these exosomes shuttle information. I’m sure you can understand that if we look at a joint specifically the implications that has. If not, lets dive a little deeper.

Even if you have arthritis you likely still have some good healthy tissue cartilage in your knees, shoulders etc. So if some of the tissue is damaged and some is good do you think it’s important that the tissue communicates? Yes, because stem cells potentially have the ability to heal the damaged tissue. The communication of the good cartilage, the stem cells and the dying/damaged cartilage cells is essential so the body knows not only how to heal the existing tissue, but to replace or reproduce it.

To recap, exosomes serve as a lipid transporter of messages to direct and distant neighboring cells. These vesicles are found in the extracellular matrix which are produced by immune cells like dendritic cells, B cells and mast cells. These cells are commonly found in the blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid.

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