Acupuncture and Elbow Pain
Summer activities are in full swing, and your body may feel its effects. Did you know that acupuncture can help relieve elbow pain? Pain management is one of the things that acupuncture does best, and the elbow is no exception. Pain on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is often referred to as tennis elbow, and pain on
the inside of the elbow (medial epicondylitis) is often referred to as a golfer’s elbow.
Tennis and golfer’s elbow are often the result of overuse and repetitive motion. Regardless of whether you play either of these sports, you can still find yourself with elbow pain that interferes with your ability to do daily tasks.
If your elbow pain is impacting your ability to:
Grip and twist (like taking a cap off a bottle)
Lift heavy objects
Work out regularly
Get dressed or do other activities of daily living (like cook dinner) with ease
Swing a golf club or tennis racket
Then acupuncture may be able to help!
The typical recommendation for pain conditions, including elbow pain, is two treatment per week for 3-4 weeks. After that, we check in with your pain levels and range of motion and try to space your treatments out while maintaining your results. If you’re experiencing elbow pain of any kind, I recommend giving acupuncture a try.
It’s a gentle treatment that can get you back to your favorite activities faster!
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