Tennis Elbow Therapy and Golfer’s Elbow Treatment

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are both caused by a repetitive motion with the wrist or hand during sports or on the job, resulting in inflammation, pain and soreness in the forearms.

Tennis Elbow Therapy

With tennis elbow, the pain or soreness resides in the outside (lateral) side of the upper forearm towards the elbow. This is a strain of the lateral forearm muscle or the tendon attachment to the bone. Grigor’s therapy for tennis elbow in Scottsdale, AZ includes muscular/skeletal deep tissue therapy to gradually work out inflammation, inactivity for a period of time in the forearm, and a vitamin regiment to speed up the healing process, and without any injections. For professional athletes, an elbow supporter is recommended.

It is imperative to get professional relief with tennis elbow, because it cannot heal naturally due to the high level of inflammation. With injuries, the inflammation spreads rapidly, so after 72 hours of persistent pain, call Grigor.

Golfer’s Elbow Treatment

With golfer’s elbow (also referred to as medial epicondylitis), the difference is the pain resides in the inside (dorsal) side of the upper forearm towards the elbow. Some misconstrue these names to be only for golfers or tennis players, when in fact anyone who repeatedly use their wrist or clench their fingers can develop golfer’s elbow as well.

Similar to tennis elbow, treatment for golfer’s elbow consists first of muscular/skeletal deep tissue therapy in the entire arm to gradually work out inflammation. The high level of inflammation stops blood flow to the arm, thereby preventing the immune system to repair the body. In Scottsdale, Grigor’s work brings healthy circulation back to the arm and allows the body to heal itself. Additionally, inactivity for a period of time in the forearm is required, as well as a vitamin regiment to speed up the healing process, again without any injections. For both injuries, on top of the normal regiment, consumption of bananas and pineapple is recommended for their enzyme and anti-inflammatory properties.

Depending on the severity of the tear, it recommended that you ice the arm on and off for 48 hours. Only then does Grigor commence work on the injury. In addition, major tears that have swelling and bruising may want to get an X-ray first. But whether you have tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, don’t let pain keep you from swinging away on the course or court.