Medial Epicondylitis/Golfers Elbow

Medial Epicondylitis aka Golfers Elbow

Are you dealing with pain in your forearm or elbow? You could be suffering from Medial Epicondylitis, otherwise known as Golfer’s Elbow. This condition presents debilitating pain that can keep people who are diagnosed with it from doing the things they love. So, it’s important that people living with this condition get the pain relief they need to go about their daily lives. Fortunately, there are helpful treatments that are known to be effective in reducing the symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow, including acupuncture.

Understanding More About Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Medial Epicondylitis, or Golfer’s Elbow, is a condition in which pain caused by inflammation affects the forearm. This condition is developed over time due to overuse of both the tendons and muscles located in the forearm. Repetitive movements like swinging can lead to strain on this area of the arm and even tearing of the muscle and tendons, which leads to pain and reduced circulation. Since golfers swing and use their forearms repetitively, it is common in golers, which is why the condition is also known as Golfer’s Elbow. However, you don’t have to be a golfer to experience Medial Epicondylitis.

Golfer’s Elbow Vs. Tennis Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow is commonly compared to Tennis Elbow as they are essentially the same condition, just located at different parts of the arm. Tennis Elbow is located on the outer side of the elbow as Golfer’s Elbow is located on the inner part of the elbow. Both tennis players and golfers utilize swinging motions in their sports but in different directions. However, anyone can experience either of these conditions regardless of the sports they play. Repetitive motions of any kind can lead to the tearing of muscle and joint tissue. However, it can be helpful to locate where the pain in your elbow is coming from so you can better identify which condition you may be experiencing.

Acupuncture to Treat Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Many people living with Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) want to utilize a treatment that’s non-invasive and effective in relieving pain and symptoms caused by this condition. The pain and stiffness that are caused by Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) are the results of inflammation and reduced circulation. Acupuncture helps to promote both a reduction of inflammation and also circulation of the blood. This can improve healing of the site and reduce debilitating symptoms of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow).

Choosing Acuzen to Help Reduce Symptoms of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

Dr. Tony at Acuzen has been helping patients living with the pain and stiffness of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) for many years. So, if you’re considering acupuncture as a treatment method to utilize in order to reduce symptoms of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) and you’re looking for an acupuncture specialist in South Florida, consider Acuzen for your treatment needs.

Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) may include:

  • tightening sensations on the forearm
  • not being able to move the elbow freely without pain
  • inability to grip
  • elbow pain localized to the inner elbow

Recent Studies

Acupuncture in chronic epicondylitis: a randomized controlled trial

Acupuncture in chronic epicondylitis: a randomized controlled trial

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