Have you been suffering with Tennis Elbow for too long?
Have you tried the massaging and the icing and the pills and the stretching and the bracing and still that elbow pain is not gone for good?
Have you tried physical/occupational therapy as a tennis elbow treatment in Miami and it didn’t seem to help either?
I can tell you that I hear that all the time.
People with tennis elbow seem to suffer the longest
It is because the pain isn’t crippling. The achiness and discomfort tend to come and go and only after months or years only when it gets really bad and the pain sets in, is when people decide to look for help at Hands-on Therapy Services.
Sure, you can try the tips like I had given in last week’s article. Even look up things online and YouTube for “how to” videos. We have them as well on our YouTube channel. You can wear braces and even get injections because you think it’s easier and your doctor prescribed it.
AND you still have pain?
The kind that makes you think it is gone but as soon as you start being more active or using your arms more, then the pain is back. One of the things that we do best, is to get to the root cause of WHY you are still suffering.
Here’s my 3 reasons why your tennis elbow pain hasn’t gone away for good:
- Not getting the RIGHT help at the right TIME. One thing I know for sure is that the longer the problem, the harder it can be to get rid of it. So, if you have tried a few things (including physical therapy) or just not made time for it because you are just not sure what will work, then the longer the problems last, the hard it can be to get rid of. Many people we help with tennis elbow have had it for years and have tried many things “do-it-yourself” exercises that give it temporary help. It’s only when the pain just drives them crazy, or when it’s forced them to stop doing the thing that they love like tennis, golf, working out, or just everyday stuff like gardening or cooking.
- If it’s a Shoulder or Wrist problem. Tennis elbow hurts at the elbow but the elbow pain may not just be from the elbow. Often, I see people rubbing on their elbows and tell me that’s the only place they have a problem but once into a full session, we can uncover where the root cause of the problems is. If you are massaging but massaging the wrong place then it won’t help you much. When you go to the right specialized person, it’s in the fine tuning of certain stretches or the hands-on work at certain parts of the arm, that can find the root cause of that elbow pain. And some of the best ways to get rid of elbow pain is to cover what problems there are at the shoulder and wrist areas, even when you don’t feel pain there.
- If it’s a neck or nerve problem. This can be the hardest part to find, especially if no one is looking. If you are going somewhere and they have not ruled this in or out… you may never find out what’s really going on so that you CAN get rid of tennis elbow pain for good. There’s a nerve problem that looks and feels just like tennis elbow called radial tunnel syndrome. And it’s a matter of fine tuning the program that can make the biggest difference and getting to the root cause of the problem.
If this sounds like you or you know someone with tennis elbow, visit us at https://www.handsots.com/end-elbow-pain/ OR just give us a call at 786-615-9879. Talk to a specialist before booking a paid session.
Written by Hoang Tran
About the author – Hoang Tran
Hoang Tran is an occupational therapist in Miami, the owner of Hands-on Therapy Services and author of the book “The Hands-On Approach”. She loves helping people with shoulder and hand problems, because she knows how bad and debilitating they can get if not addressed and treated properly (once and for all!).
The aim of her practice is to bring their patients back to full functionality, without pills, injections or surgery. If you would like more information about the services, visit handsots.com or schedule an appointment here. In these difficult times, we are here to help. Telehealth and online sessions are available!
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