Golfer’s Elbow is a condition that falls under the category of a Cumulative Trauma Disorder. Although the pain associated with this condition comes from inflammation, the souce of the inflammation must be treated in order to have a full recovery.
The most common cause of Golfer’s Elbow is chronic muscular contraction which is brought on by overuse. The constant “tugging” on the tendons can reduce the already poor circulation to the tendons. The tendons then become inflamed and, eventually, scar tissue forms reducing flexibility and strength in the soft tissues.
The only effective way to recover from a problem related to tendonitis is to address the source of the strain. Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct any mechanical problems that may be associated with the joints of the wrist, elbow, or shoulder. Reduction of the chronic muscle tightness and spasm is achieved with a muscle therapy technique know as ACTIVE RELEASE. This provides an immediate and dramatic result. This techniqueis a state-of-the-art soft tissue treatment system that is designed to specifically deal with cumulative trauma disorders like golfer’s elbow.
Dr. Aiello uses her hands to evaluate the injured tissue. She then precisely applies tension combined with specific patient movements. Treatment is an interactive process involving both doctor and patient. Patients often notice improvements in their levels of pain, flexibility, and strength the next day following treatment.