There are many effective treatment options for tennis elbow to get you back to exercising in no time!
Tennis Elbow Definition:
Tennis elbow is a condition that causes elbow pain and forearm weakness. Doctors use the term “epicondylitis” when people have a problem with a tendon in the elbow. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Depending on which elbow tendon is injured, the condition is also known as “tennis elbow” or “golf elbow.”In most people with tennis elbow the tendons are not inflamed or swollen. If they do get inflamed or swollen, doctors call it “tendinitis.” Tendinitis usually starts suddenly. Tendinopathy usually happens over a longer period of time.
Tennis Elbow Causes:
Symptoms typically result from over-use injury from sports like tennis or playing golf.
Tennis Elbow Symptoms:
The most common symptoms are:
- Elbow pain – The pain can start slowly or suddenly. It can spread to the upper arm or forearm.
- Weakness of the forearm muscles
- Swelling (if people have tendinitis)
Tennis Elbow Treatments:
At Starting Point, we specialize in the management and treatment of acute and chronic pain. What makes us different is our holistic approach to care and finding WHY you developed the pain in the first place, in addition to calming and treating symptoms. We offer many effective treatments including natural pain relief injections, acu-point injections, acupuncture, cupping, and nutrition therapy. To schedule an appointment please give our office a call at (425) 686-4498.
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.