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Acupuncture and Chiropractic Treatment for Tennis Elbow& Golfers Elbow

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Acupuncture and chiropractic among other methods, can be successfully used to treat tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is really an inflammation of the outside of the elbow. This area of the elbow is the bone called the lateral epicondyle, which is why tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. The outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender as a result of damage or tearing of the tendons and muscles of this area.
Golfer’s elbow is quite similar to tennis elbow except the inflammation occurs on the inside of the elbow, around the bone called the medial epicondyle. It too can be treated with acupuncture. Golfer’s elbow is also referred to as medial epicondylitis. The inner part of the elbow becomes painful and tender as a result of damage or tearing of the tendons and muscles of this area.
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Causes of Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

The terms Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are misleading because most people do not develop them from playing tennis or golf. The conditions are often brought on by overused or strained muscles, which in turn leads to the inflammation. Activities such as painting, raking, pitching and hammering involve repetitive arm movements that overuse and strain the muscles of the elbow.

Sometimes the conditions can be the result of a single injury or, they can be brought on from other conditions such as arthritis. The problem may be due to problems in the neck, or there may be no explanation for the inflammation at all. Usually, however, any activity that involves excessive force or repetition when gripping, twisting or reaching can trigger tennis or golfer’s elbow. The latter can be treated by the acupuncturist. 

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

  1. Difficulty with movements such as gripping, lifting and carrying
  2. Pain and tenderness either on the outside of the elbow(tennis elbow) or on the inside of the elbow(Golfer’s elbow)
  3. Pain that radiates down the arm toward the wrist
  4. Difficulty extending the forearm

Tennis elbow is a result of overuse of the common extensor muscle group. The common extensor muscle group is not only excessively used by tennis players, but also computer users, typists, cash register operators, carpenters, and hair stylists. Tennis elbow is far more common than Golfer’s elbow. General treatment procedures are similar for both.

Is there any natural alternative treatment?

Acupuncture and chiropractic treatment is used in order to decrease the hyper-tonicity of common extensor muscles.
In some acute cases, cryo (ice) massage is applied around the lateral epicondyle. After acute inflammation has subsided, the message technique called transverse friction is often incorporated to break down the existing scar tissues around the tendons and restore normal tissue health.

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About Dr. Lu

Dr. Lu  completed his medical education and training in China. (The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Shandong University Medical College respectively) Over 20 years clinic and research experiences in both medical school and hospital, Dr. Lu learned both West Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine including modern medical technology, acupuncture, medicinal herbs, and specializing in neurology. After years practice and accomplishments in China, Dr. Lu was invited as a visiting  professor at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine in 1991. After excellent achievements in research program funded by NIH and NSF, Dr. Lu decided to become a Doctor of Chiropractic in order to introduce the Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Western culture. Obtained Doctor Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Lu became a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and board certified Acupuncturist and began his practice in Dallas Texas since then. Dr. Lu learned NAET and became a NAET Instructor in 2003 and 2014 respectively. In 2007 Dr. Lu was voted the best Acupuncturist in the City of Richardson by Living Magazine. In 2013, Dr. Lu was rated the Best Chiropractor in City of Plano. In 2014 advanced to America's Top Chiropractors specialized in Natural Medicine.
 

 

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Board Certified Acupuncturist
M.D. in China
Over 20 years of Clinic Experience
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Best Chiro 2013

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