GOLFER'S / TENNIS ELBOW - Symptoms and Treatment:
Tennis Elbow is common to mechanics, plumbers, tennis players, golfers, and other occupations that use a repetitive gripping motion.
+Stress on the tendons where they attach to the bones of the elbow cause a slow compounding pain.
+Traditional therapy fails to address the underlying structural causes of lateral epicondylitis.
+Neurosomatic Therapy is highly-effectively in restoring proper alignment to alleviate the pain of tennis elbow.
Known by many names (lateral epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, typist’s elbow, to name a few), Tennis Elbow commonly occurs in a person’s dominant arm. Tendons on the inner and outer elbow are injured, frayed, or develop many small tears. These tendons are particularly susceptible to damage where they attach to the bone. Patients may have the following symptoms:
+Pain Radiating on the Inside or Outside of the Elbow
+Pain Intensifies When Gripping Objects, Turning a Doorknob, Holding a Cup
+Symptoms May Be Worse in the Morning or Late Evening
+Pain and Weakness
Traditionally thought of as an overuse injury, tennis elbow is caused by repeated contraction of the forearm muscles that you use to straighten and raise your hand and wrist and improper alignment in the arm and shoulders. Alignment issues in structures as far away as the hips may cause corresponding shoulder imbalances which restrict movement and cause pain radiating from the elbow into the hand, wrist or arm. Stress from lingering postural distortions compound causing damage to the tendons which run on the inner and outer side of the elbow. Neurosomatic Therapy has been extremely effective in treating tennis elbow. By evaluating and addressing the underlying causes of lateral epicondylitis, NST alleviates the extra tension on the tendons and allows your body to heal fully.
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT (NEUROSOMATIC THERAPY):
The National Institute of Health recommends that treatment for Tennis Elbow be non-surgical. At-home treatments such as applying ice regularly and wearing a brace throughout the day are recommended first. Corticosteroid injections, and in severe cases, surgery may attempt to relive this condition. We have found in many cases that Neurosomatic Therapy is able to alleviate pain through proper posture restoration, stretching, and strengthening. When we recognize that postural distortions have a profound effect on vital structures in the elbow, we have a tremendous opportunity to create healing. Using measurements from your postural assessment and evaluation, A Neurosomatic Therapist can view all aspects of postural distortion to better alleviate your pain. As with our approach to relieving pain in any situation, creating balance in the body and symmetry is the key.