Neurosomatic Therapy and Tennis Elbow
Tennis Elbow is common to painters, construction workers, tennis players, golfers, and other occupations that use a repetitive grip motion.
1. Stress on the tendons where they attach to the bones of the elbow causes a slowly-building pain.
2. Traditional therapy fails to address the underlying structural causes of lateral epicondylitis.
3. Neurosomatic Therapy is highly-successful in restoring proper alignment to alleviate the pain of tennis elbow.
Symptoms of Tennis Elbow
Known by many names (lateral epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow, typist’s elbow, to name a few), Tennis Elbow commonly occurs in a person’s dominant arm. Tendons on the inner and outer elbow are injured, frayed, or develop many small tears. These tendons are particularly susceptible to damage where they attach to the bone. Patients may have the following symptoms:
1. Pain Inside or Outside of the Elbow
2. Pain Intensifies When Gripping Objects
3. Symptoms May Be Worse in the Morning or Late Evening
Causes of Tennis Elbow
Commonly thought of as an overuse injury, tennis elbow is caused by repeated use, overuse, and improper alignment in the arm and shoulders. Alignment issues in structures as far away as the hips may cause corresponding shoulder imbalances which restrict movement and cause pain in the hand, elbow, or arm. Stress from postural distortions causes damage in the tendons which run on the inner and outer side of the elbow. Neurosomatic Therapy has been extremely successful in treating tennis elbow. By evaluating and addressing the underlying causes of lateral epicondylitis, NST alleviates pressure on the tendons and allows your body to heal fully.
Advanced Non-Surgical Treatment for Tennis Elbow
The National Institute of Health recommends that treatment for Tennis Elbow be non-surgical. At-home treatments such as application of ice or the wearing of a brace are usually recommended first. Corticosteroid injections, and in severe cases, surgery may attempt to relive this condition. We have found in many cases that Neurosomatic Therapy is able to relieve pain through proper posture restoration, stretching, and strengthening. When we recognize that postural distortions have a profound effect on vital structures in the elbow, we have a tremendous opportunity to create healing. Using careful measurements and evaluation, Neurosomatic Therapists look at all facets of postural distortion in order to alleviate pain. As with our approach to relieving pain in any situation, creating balance and symmetry is the key.