Golfers and Tennis Elbow – Both are forms of tendinitis, and both hurt like the dickens!
- The Mayo Clinic defines Golfer’s Elbow like this…
Golfer’s elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow.
- Wikipedia defines Tennis Elbow as follows…
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. Tennis elbow is an acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same strenuous motions again and again. This leads to inflammation, pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Common treatments include
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin
- Heat or ice
- A counter-force brace or “elbow strap” to reduce strain at the elbow.
Here’s the problem—
These treatments fall short of encouraging your body’s natural ability to heal. Often times Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow pain reoccurs as soon as you stop treatment, and resume any activity that involves repetitive motions using your hands, wrists and forearms.
Before you know it, you’re back on the sideline battling another painful bout of tendinitis!
How can Cold Laser / Low Level Light Therapy Help?
Over 10,000 practitioners in 30 countries are using cold laser technology to reduce pain and help people return to wellness. More than 4000 clinical studies support the effectiveness of cold laser / low-level light therapy. From professional athletes, to senior citizens, all can realize relief through the natural healing power of light.
In addition to Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, and all types of tendinitis, over 300 additional conditions have been documented in clinical studies to benefit from cold laser applications.
Here’s a summary of one such study documenting the effectiveness of cold laser applications. (Summarized from a US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health publication.)
“Treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis—tennis and golfer’s elbow—with low level laser therapy: a multicenter double blind, placebo-controlled clinical study on 324 patients.”
- BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:
Among the other treatment modalities of medial and lateral epicondylitis, low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been promoted as a highly successful method. The aim of this clinical study was to assess the efficacy of LLLT using trigger points (TPs) and scanner application techniques under placebo-controlled conditions.
Total relief of the pain with consequently improved functional ability was achieved in 82% of acute and 66% of chronic cases
The current clinical study provides further evidence of the efficacy of LLLT in the management of lateral and medial epicondylitis. (Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow)
How Does Cold Laser Work?
Cold Laser / Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) uses light energy to boost the body’s natural healing capabilities. When a laser light source lightly contacts the skin, light energy flows painlessly into the body to reach damaged cells and inflamed tissue and tendons. The light energy encourages tissue repair, pain reduction, and accelerates the resolution of inflammation.
When our bodies are hurting, the energy of light can aid in a return to wellness.
Are you tired of living with pain from Golfers and Tennis Elbow?
Are you longing to enjoy your favorite sports and activities again?
Why not give cold laser / low-level light therapy a try?
At Energy Equals Wellness, one of Madison’s most experienced laser specialists administers all cold laser applications. Applications are fast (typically 20-30 minutes), completely pain-free, and most importantly—affordable!
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