Tennis elbow – not just for atheletes

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Have you ever injured your elbow and found you suddenly lose strength in lifting things?

Or wake up with a sore elbow and have no idea why it’s so sore?

Tennis elbow could be the answer and it may be eased with Acupuncture.

Tennis elbow doesn’t always have to do with playing tennis. Any overuse of your forearm or specifically your extensor muscle group can lead to a sore elbow joint mainly to do with tendonitis occurring there.

I’ve worked with many clients for this condition and they have a whole range of jobs from Manual labourers and Tradies to Hairdressers, Musicians and Child Care workers. Its made worse by resisted movement in your forearm that your daily routine or job requires. Over time, it leads to a tight forearm and a pulled and inflamed tendon at the elbow.

Acupuncture is good at settling down inflammation and can be a straight forward way to help your elbow recover.

By inserting tiny needles at the crook of the elbow, and some points up and down the arm, the acupuncture aims to calm inflammation, direct blood flow into the local area to encourage healing, release tight overused muscles in the area and relieve pain. Massage can also help to support this process.

Electro-Acupuncture (EA) can be used to enhance the pain relief effect. Needles retained for 15-20 mins is enough to start the recovery process and give you some immediate relief.

For chronic and acute Tennis elbow I would suggest 3-5 sessions to begin with. This lets the practitioner assess how quickly your body is responding to the Acupuncture. Some Acute cases can be resolved by the 3rd session, others take a little bit longer. Chronic cases would definitely need a minimum of 5 sessions to break down the tight muscles that have been contracted and holding tension for so long.

For relief of Tennis Elbow, book a 45min Acupuncture Appointment via: www.familywellnesscentre.com.au

The session will include a full case history and Acupuncture. For more information, please call Katika on 0414 459 659 today.

 

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