Golfer's & Tennis Elbow

Chiropractic Care for Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow in Kansas City

Chiropractic Care for Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow in Kansas City

Many golfers and tennis players alike have experienced elbow pain at some point in their career. Due to the high prevalence of elbow injuries seen in these populations, each sport has a corresponding elbow pain diagnosis. “Lateral Epicondylitis” corresponds to tennis elbow, while “Medial Epicondylitis” corresponds to golfer’s elbow. Both conditions involve overuse and irritation of the tendons where they attach at the elbow. Many people often refer to this condition as tendinitis. Painters, plumbers, carpenters, or anyone else performing repetitive gripping and lifting activities are also prone to both tennis and golfer’s elbow.

Lack of proper joint positioning throughout a desired motion creates excessive stress on the soft tissue structures of the elbow. When muscles, ligaments, and tendons become irritated, inflammation and pain will result. Proper scapular and thoracic spine mobility is vital to the reduction and elimination of elbow pain.



Symptoms of Golfer’s elbow includes irritation and pain within the inside of the elbow. Tennis elbow is pain on the outside of the elbow. However, both sports have athletes and participants that can have pain corresponding with the other specified sport (i.e. medial elbow pain with tennis players).

  • Sharp pain with extending the wrist against resistance
  • Sharp pain with flexing the wrist against resistance
  • Muscle aches
  • Tendonitis
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

Treatments for Golfer's & Tennis Elbow

Chiropractic treatment for Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow includes soft tissue therapy to the surrounding area and rehabilitative exercises. However, without treatment and corrective exercises of the shoulder and elbow combined, results are often short-term and limited.

Our Treatment Process

At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic, our chiropractors utilize many soft tissue techniques, including A.R.T., dry needling and Graston, to restore the proper motion, texture, and tightness to the muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves, and tendons and treat golfer’s and tennis elbow in Kansas City.

Combined with rehabilitative exercises, our treatments allow you to return to the golf course or tennis court better than before.

Treatments for tennis & golfer’s elbow

For other treatment options, you may be interested in physical therapy for tennis & golfer’s elbow.

Active Release Techniques

Graston Technique

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Exercises

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you provide me with a tennis elbow brace? What about a tennis elbow strap?

No we can provide taping options that can provide the same relief as a strap or brace. We can also refer you to another specialist who can provide you with a brace.

Do you have suggestions on how to treat tennis elbow at home?

During you appointment with one of our chiropractors you will be guided through exercises and functional movements you can do at home to enhance your healing process.

Will my chiropractor tell me how to treat golfer's elbow tendonitis?

Yes, the chiropractors at F.I.T. are here to help guide you through the process providing you with specific treatments as your healing progresses.

Tell us about your pain.

Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.

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Meet the team at any of our 10 locations: Liberty, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Olathe, Leawood, Overland Park, Paola, & Shawnee.

Contact 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66226 15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 401 NW Murray Rd Lee's Summit, MO 64081 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 2113 E Kansas City Rd. Olathe, KS 66061 5000 East Bannister Rd. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64137 1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B Liberty, MO 64068 11340 Nall Ave Suite 200B Overland Park, KS 66211 505 S. Hospital Dr. Paola, KS 66071 121 N. Dean Ave Raymore, MO 64083