Tennis Elbow (also known as Shooter’s Elbow and Archer’s Elbow), or lateral epicondylalgia, is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. It is commonly associated with playing tennis and other racquet sports, though the injury can happen to almost anyone.
Golfer’s Elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is an inflammatory condition of the elbow, resulting in pain and tenderness on the inside surface of the elbow. The condition is called golfer’s elbow because in making a golf swing the tendon is stressed; many people, however, who develop the condition have never handled a golf club.
Both conditions are often the result of overuse of the forearm muscles and are usually worsened by gripping and lifting objects.
Laser therapy can help to hasten the recovery of both tennis and golfer’s elbow by improving circulation to the area (angiogenesis), improving lymphatic drainage and increasing the production of serotonin and endorphins to manage pain. In addition to relieving the pain and inflammation of tennis and golfer’s elbow, laser therapy also increases cellular activity, thus facilitating the repair and improving the strength of the repaired tendons.
If tennis or golfer’s elbow is keeping you on the sidelines, call 250-860-4518 for a consultation that can get you back in the game today.
Laser therapy is the safe and clinically proven effective treatment of choice for patients of any age – child to senior. This painless therapy is non-invasive, non-surgical and has no side effects.