Natural Treatment for Tennis and Golfer Elbow Pain
by NuView Health Medical
Can tennis elbow heal on its own?
Yes. Tennis elbow is a self-limiting condition. This means that it can resolve without treatment, and in most cases there is no long-term harmful effect. Importantly, stop overusing the tendon for 6 – 8 weeks. For optimal recovery, use ice and an elbow strap to prevent further strain. Also, make an appointment with our physical therapist to strengthen the muscles and prevent the injury from occurring again.
Can tennis elbow get worse if not treated?
Yes. If you continue to overuse your elbow, it can lead to early wear and tear of the tendon matrix. The wear and tear becomes epicondylitis – a type of inflammation that happens when the tendons are overused. Pain originates on the outside of the elbow with pain radiating into the forearm. Or, it can start at the bump on the inner elbow and the pain moves through the forearm. At this point, you might turn to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, please listen to you body. If you need help, check out NuView Health Medical’s natural, non-surgical, drug-free treatments for this pain.
What is the best way to treat tennis elbow?
Traditionally, treatment options for epicondylitis are limited to rest, icing, and an elbow brace. But the root of the problem is not addressed. A better way is allowing a chiropractor to use Active Release Technique on your elbow. A physical therapist can give you exercises so that the weak muscles are strengthened.
Other services from NuView Health Medical can also be beneficial: myofascial release, laser therapy, acupuncture, dry needling and more. Please try these treatments rather than taking medication or steroid injections.
If you are noticing pain in your elbows or forearms, chiropractic care and physical therapy are the best treatments that NuView Health Medical provides. This injury can become progressively worse if the underlying issue is not looked into.
What activities put me at risk of epicondylitis?
- Carpentry (using hammers and screwdrivers)
In all these activities, the gripping, flexing, swinging and rotation motions lead to inflammation of the epicondyle – a rounded part of your bone where tendons attach.
A "New View" on Pain Relief
NuView Health Medical is located in Midtown East – New York, NY. We provide drug-free and non-invasive treatments for pain. Make the right adjustments in your daily living to feel better quickly. Give us a call at (212) 588-0707 or visit us at 22 West 48th St #306 (between 5th and 6th Ave).