Tennis Elbow and Golf Elbow
- Have you been diagnosed with Golf Elbow ( medial epicondylitis) or Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?
- Do you have inner or outer elbow pain that radiates down your forearm and into your wrist?
- Do you have pain from common activities, such as raking leaves, typing, knitting, carpentry, or painting?
Underlying Cause of Tennis Elbow and Golf Elbow You don’t have to be a tennis or golf pro to get the painful condition known as Tennis Elbow or Golf Elbow. Both of these conditions are a location-specific tendonitis and are caused by repeated twisting of the wrist, either downward or upward. Tennis elbow is indicated by pain near the bony protrusion on the outside of the elbow, and golf elbow similarly affects the inside of your elbow. The tendons and muscles that are affected by these conditions connect the forearm to the elbow, and, when stressed, they can become inflamed or cause tiny tears in the tendons. Tendonitis is very painful and makes it difficult to use your elbow at all without extreme discomfort.
Acupuncture and Acupressure Can Help!
Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and acupressure, can help tennis elbow and golf elbow in several ways. The pain of these conditions can be dramatically reduced after an acupuncture or acupressure treatment. Immediately after treatment, the endorphin and serotonin that acupuncture are said to release can increase, decreasing your pain. During and following an acupuncture or acupressure treatment, the physiological effects of the muscles around the elbow relaxing and the increased blood flow, as well as the removal of any congestion in the flow of the chi in that meridian, can all be experienced
Always make sure your acupuncturist is highly trained and experienced, as Dr. Oh, who earned a PhD in Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University, is. Call today for an appointment.