Spring has finally made its arrival, and so have outdoor sports. As much anticipated as it was, Springtime also brings forth an array of injuries that have been stewing over the winter months.
One of the top injuries Fast Relief Acupuncture sees in the Spring is Tennis Elbow. Tennis Elbow, medically known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a form of tendinitis that occurs when tendons in the elbow joint become inflamed. This typically happens from overuse, especially due to repetitive motions of the forearm and wrist, such as when using a tennis racket. Do not let the name fool you, however. Tennis Elbow is also commonly endured among weightlifters, golfers, office workers, and crafters.
What are the symptoms of Tennis Elbow?
Although all patients tend to feel their symptoms differently, these are the most felt, whether mild or severe: pain in the elbow or wrist, pain that radiates down the forearm, weakness of the affected limb, limited range of motion of the affected limb, and inability to continue normal activity.
Most patients who have been diagnosed with Tennis Elbow are placed into physical therapy or prescribed a type of inflammation reducing medication, such as an NSAID. Unfortunately, many of these types of therapies do not provide long-term healing, especially when solely using pharmaceutical medications. If patients do not find relief, doctors often turn to suggesting surgery.
Today’s medical practices have advanced, forming trusted alternative treatment routes that have proved to alleviate long-term symptoms of Tennis Elbow.
What are alternative treatment options for Tennis Elbow?
Fast Relief Acupuncture specializes in sports therapy, particularly injuries such as Tennis Elbow. Our all-natural treatments, including acupuncture and electro-stimulation acupuncture, work to relieve symptoms and get patients back to doing what they love.
After curating a goal-oriented treatment plan, patients will receive continuous acupuncture treatments until symptom relief has been achieved. These treatments include needling, which is the insertion of tiny, hair-like needles into specific acupoints across the body. Patients will receive treatment for Tennis Elbow by sitting or lying down in a relaxing and inviting therapy room at least 1 to 2 times per week.
How does acupuncture treatment help alleviate symptoms?
Acupuncture works to target self-healing processes within the body, including the production of a hormone called Endorphins. Endorphins are responsible for providing natural pain-relief, reducing inflammation, and allowing the body to naturally heal. Treatments improve blood circulation, which provides the injured area with higher levels of nutrients, oxygenation, and other key components to the healing process.
Unlike prescription medications, acupuncture therapy does not just cover-up the symptoms for a brief period. Our treatments specifically target the root cause of the injury, healing the body until the injury is no longer present.
How can you make an appointment?
Fast Relief Acupuncture is open and available to treat any type of injury that you may have, including Tennis Elbow! John Kim, owner and lead acupuncturist, specializes in keeping athletes on the court. Knock out your injury at Fast Relief Acupuncture.
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
If you have any of the following:
• Headache/ Migraine
• Arthritis/ Stenosis
• Nerve pain
• Neck/Back pain
• Fibromyalgia pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
Do not hesitate and contact me!
I am here to help you to feel your very best!