Monday, April 25, 2016

Treating Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow

An elbow, also known as the funny bone, is the joint between the forearm and the upper arm that allows the hand to be moved towards and away from the body.  When is the last time you thought about the health of your elbow?  Elbows are vital to our daily movement but did you know they can be easily injured?  If you have ever experienced tendonitis, you know the strain that an elbow injury can put on your everyday life.  If your elbow has been suffering from pain, swelling, or redness for more than a week, you might have a condition known as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.  

tennis and golfer's elbowTennis Elbow – Tennis elbow is a condition caused by the overuse of the arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain.  Tennis elbow is caused by repetitive wrist and arm motions and is typically accompanied by pain.  This condition is most commonly found in people who play a lot of tennis, sports that require wrist motion, painters and even cooks.

Golfer’s Elbow – While not as common as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow is another form of tendinitis that causes pain to your elbow.  Golfer’s elbow is a condition caused by repetitive twisting or stress from wrist or finger motions.  This condition causes pain and inflammation on the inner side of the elbow and may leave your hands and wrists feeling weak.

Treatment – If you are concerned about tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, rest your arm for a week and see if the pain persists.  If you are still experiencing symptoms, you’ll want to make an appointment with the specialists at Arndt Chiropractic Center!  We offer a number of different chiropractic services for your needs.  

Arndt Chiropractic Center offers Laser Therapy (Cold Laser Therapy) as a treatment for many syndromes including tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.  Laser therapy uses laser energy to create therapeutic results, improve healing time, reduce pain, increase circulation and decrease swelling.  When laser light is absorbed by living tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells.  Chemical substances are produced, released and carried by blood and lymphatic flow to other parts of the system.  In this way, the effects of cold laser light create broad systemic effects.

If you are suffering from tendonitis, tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, contact Arndt Chiropractic Center today!