Injury Recovery & Rehab

What is Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow?

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) causes pain on the outer side of the elbow joint. This condition probably affects 40% to 50% of all adult athletes who play racquet sports. It also can be caused by any activity that repeatedly twists and flexes the wrist, such as pulling weeds, using a screwdriver or even carrying a briefcase.

Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) causes pain on the inner side of the elbow. It is a less common injury than tennis elbow and, despite its name, it is more likely to be related an occupation that requires repeated elbow movements (such as construction work) than to sports. When it does occur as a sports injury, medial epicondylitis can be triggered by repeatedly swinging a golf club or throwing a baseball.

What Causes Tendonitis?

In general, tendonitis causes pain in the tissues surrounding a joint, especially after the joint is used too much during play or work. In some cases, the joint may feel weak, and the area may be red, swollen and warm to the touch.

 Symptoms of Tendonitis

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis – Usually dull, aching shoulder pain that can’t be tied to one location. It often radiates into the upper arm toward the chest. The pain is often worse at night and may interfere with sleep.  
  • Jumper’s knee – Pain below the kneecap and, sometimes, above it
  • Achilles tendonitis – Pain at the back of the heel or 2 to 4 inches above the heel 

Tendonitis Treatment

StemWave™ therapy is a unique non-invasive solution for pain associated with the musculoskeletal system.

This therapy does NOT deliver electric shocks, but rather a unique type of mechanical pulses that travel through the tissue being treated, eliciting biologic responses central to the healing cascade.

StemWave™ gives a powerful anti-inflammatory response and improves blood flow by releasing vascular growth factors at the area of concern.

Athletes and many others, dealing with chronic pain have found StemWave™ therapy to be the pioneer in relief and speedy recoveries, with a 77%-90%+ success rate.

If you’re ready to get your life back pain free contact us at 404.777.1911 or book an appointment online.