Our Golfer's Elbow Solutions
What is Golfer’s Elbow?
Also know as medial epicondylitis. This condition does not just affect golfers. Any activity that requires repetitive movements of the wrist will place excessive stress on the muscle and tendon resulting in tendonitis and possible scar tissue formation. The pain usually begins on the inside of the elbow (at the bump called the medial epicondyle), and may spread down the forearm, resulting in weakness into the hand.
What are some symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow?
- Pain in or around the elbow joint
- Stiffness/pain with movement
- Weakness in hand or wrist
- Tingling or numbness in forearm and/or fingers
- Limited movement of the elbow
What are some treatments for Golfer’s Elbow?
- Regenerative Medicine: The stem cell treatment process involves extracting regenerative cells from the patient’s body and then injecting the cells directly into the affected area of the sprained or strained tissue. The cells can transform into the type of cell necessary for healing. The addition of platelet rich plasma (PRP) can increase the effectiveness of the cell repair work by amplifying the activity of the regenerative cells. Stem cell treatment is a safe alternative to surgery since the procedure will only use the stem cells and platelets from the patient’s own body. This means that anybody, regardless of their age, could undergo stem cell treatment.
- Epidural Steroid Injection: Epidural Steroid Injection is an application of Cortisone, a powerful anti-inflammatory steroid into the area that surrounds the spinal cord and the nerves that extend from it, called the epidural space. The steroid that is injected reduces the inflammation or swelling of the nerves in the epidural space. This may reduce pain, tingling, numbness and other symptoms caused by nerve inflammation or swelling.
- Physical Therapy: At the outset of treatment, one of our highly trained physical therapists will perform an initial comprehensive examination and consultation. Their findings and treatment recommendations will be discussed with you, and our medical rehabilitation team, in a shared decision-making model of patient care. This collaboration ensures that patient care is delivered in a controlled, timely manner, resulting in faster recovery and return to normal activities.
- Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapists commonly treat chronic or acute pain, or problems with coordination, balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, or range of motion. These symptoms can affect your ability to perform basic lifestyle activities or prevent a full return to function.
- Acupuncture: Because Acupuncture influences many different body systems, it is used to help treat all types of diseases and body dysfunction. It can be used for chronic or acute conditions like back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, and tendonitis.
- Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body which include the muscles, connective tissue (ligaments and tendons) and joints. Widely accepted as part of many physical rehabilitation programs, this therapy can be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of many chronic and acute health problems.
- MLS Laser Therapy: Laser therapy can be used to treat acute conditions and is most effective when it is used as soon as possible following the initial injury. The faster the body’s inflammation is reduced, the sooner the healing process can begin. MLS Laser Therapy can help restore the body to normal function much quicker than other pain-relieving interventions.
- Vasopneumatic Compression Therapy: Game Ready uses ACCEL technology (Active Compression and Cold Exchange Loop) to revolutionize the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The ACCEL technology expands on the commonly accepted RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) principles that have guided treatment in the past. Game Ready goes beyond the passive RICE principles to include variable active compression coupled with rapidly circulating cold water.