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The pain is due to inflammation of the tendon and bony protuberance at the outer part of the elbow, the lateral epicondyle.

The problem is not there because of a problem with the elbow. It is an overuse injury to a tendon that inserts on the outside of the elbow called the common extensor tendon, which is part of the muscles that bends the wrist into extension.

The chiropractor will examine and treat any area relating to the function of the elbow and muscles of the forearm, such as the wrist, shoulder, and neck. Having a neck problem is likely to predispose you to have tennis elbow, especially if you have tennis elbow on the nondominant side, or if you are a chronic and recurrent sufferer.

TMJ: When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Causes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome include injury to the teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, poor posture, stress, arthritis, and gum chewing.