Whether you play golf, play tennis, enjoy biking, hiking or participate in some other sport or activity, the time may unfortunately come when there is an injury.
Whether it is tennis elbow, golf elbow, or some other stressed out and inflamed body part the pain may begin gradually and persist until it can no longer be ignored.
Tennis Elbow is also known as tendonitis, which means that the tendons in your elbow are inflamed. You may feel a sharp jab when you’re shaking hands, playing golf, or on the tennis court. Tennis Elbow is not just something that can happen to tennis players. Tendonitis is usually the result of overuse or repetitive movements that put extra pressure on the tendon. This constant stress on the tendon causes small tears, which your body tries to repair, but the continual activity slows down the healing process, resulting in more tears and more pain.
Golfers can also be affected with Tennis Elbow, but it presents itself in a slightly different way. Tendonitis associated with tennis tends to affect the outside of the elbow with the pain radiating down the outside of the forearm and into the wrist. Golfer’s Elbow usually affects the inside of the elbow (closer to your body) with pain radiating down the underside of the forearm and into the wrist.
Tennis and Golfers Elbow are both examples of injuries that have been successfully treated with Acupuncture.
Biking injuries are another sport where Acupuncture has shown much success in treating the injuries. Several of this year’s Tour de France participants have shown to the world that acupuncture is helping with sports injuries. One example is super star cyclist Alberto Contador who is using acupuncture to help him with his knee pain during the race. He injured his knee early in the race and has been using acupuncture to combat the pain and inflammation.
Another great example of a bike racer who has used acupuncture is Tyler Hamilton. He also used acupuncture during the 2004 Tour for an injured back and shoulder.
Whether you are a bike racer or just a weekend golfer, hiker, or even a weekend summer gardener — when you get injured doing a sport, or other activity that you love, consider acupuncture and Chinese Traditional Medicine to help.
Give us a call for an appointment if you have an injury that needs attention. We look forward to helping you.