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Elbow Pain – Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Tendonitis

Thinking a cortisone shot would help? You might want to reconsider.

At Winning Health Solutions I treat many clients with all kinds of elbow pains. Without sounding lazy, I treat almost all elbow conditions the same. That’s because it’s almost always the same underlying issue, your tendons have become adhesed, making the tendon and it’s muscle short. Each time you flex or extend you elbow, you will get a pain signal because your muscle will now be pulling on your joint; compromising your range of motion, flexibility and later down the line affecting surrounding muscle tissue and tendons.

In order to not make you confused, I will refer to all elbow pains as ‘tendonitis’ in this article.

Your tendons are very strong bands or cords that attach muscle to bone. Tendonitis refers to inflammation of the tendons, as that is your body’s natural response to injury. The inflammation will cause swelling, pain, pulling, niggling and irritation.

Repetitive movements such as playing tennis, playing golf, weight training, deskwork, manual labour and so on will put a lot of strain on your muscles and tendons. If your joint keep going through the same range of motion and you never stretch or get treatment such as massage, you run the risk of building up adhesions in your tendons. The longer you live with this niggling pain, the worse it will get. It might start with a small niggle here and there, then become a constant pain and finally even force you to stop working, training and playing with your kids.

These are some of the most common elbow injuries I treat. They all have the same underlying issue, just in different tendons and muscles, that’s the only reason they have different names (according to my personal experience)untitled

–         Tennis Elbow, lateral elbow pain

–         Golfer’s Elbow, medial elbow pain

–         Elbow sprains, stretch or tear in any of the tendons attaching to the elbow. Pain can be felt anywhere in the elbow

–         Ulnar nerve entrapment, tingling and numbness in little finger and ring finger

Most of the time I can get you pain free in just one session and in just a few minutes. It all depends on how long you’ve had the pain for. Sometimes the pain comes back in 3-7 days; I treat it again only this time it takes longer until it’s back. Until eventually, the pain never comes back, as long as you do your stretches to keep it from coming back. Add in Frequency Specific Microcurrent treatments and you’ll enhance progress further.

Any time you feel a pain or a small niggle, it’s your body’s way of telling you it needs your help to fix something. Don’t wait for it to go away, get it treated and keep living your life pain free. We ask a lot of our bodies every day, remember to give something back 🙂