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An Effective Treatment for Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow

For those who have been experiencing Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow pain for an extended period of time, it is likely that you’ve exhausted traditional treatment options. Rest, medications, ice and even using an elbow brace can provide temporary relief. But for chronic, or severe Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow, they may not be enough. You’ve likely found the limitations of this condition to be frustrating and interrupting to your normal activities.

Studies show the benefit of acupuncture

The great news is that acupuncture has been shown in various studies to be an effective and safe treatment for Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow. Many patients in these studies benefited from profound results. They experienced long-term relief and did not need additional treatment.  And acupuncture can be used along with other Tennis Elbow treatment exercises.

What causes Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow?

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are not conditions limited to the weekend or serious athlete. Activities that involve repeated twisting of the wrist or frequent rotation of the forearm could also be a cause.  With Tennis Elbow, known as lateral epicondylitis, the pain is located along the outer side of the elbow and can radiate down the forearm. Golfer’s Elbow, known as medial epicondylitis, produces pain on the inside of the elbow. Movement, simple use, and pressure on the elbow can create severe and chronic pain. This can lead to a weakened grip, elbow pain, inflammation, and damage to the tendons that connect to the humerus, the bone of the upper arm.

An alternative to traditional Tennis Elbow treatment

Research shows that acupuncture does much more than block pain. It promotes circulation, benefits neurological responses of repair, and greatly reduces inflammation. Acupuncture is a wonderful process because the effects are cumulative. Patients do not need continuous treatment.

Acupuncture has become an accepted treatment modality in our modern healthcare system. It is commonly incorporated into a comprehensive medical model of care.  With epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow) it can be safely added to the treatment recommendations of your medical providers.

Seeking treatment for your Tennis Elbow

How do you know if acupuncture will work for you?  A simple trial of treatments will determine if your case of Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow will respond to acupuncture.   

Complete the form on our contact us page, or call us at (803) 256-1000 for more information and to schedule your free consultation. It’s time to get on the path of relief from Tennis Elbow.