Do you have elbow pain that is sharp only when you are doing certain things and then it goes away?
It’s not all the time… if it comes on suddenly, sharp, and makes you feel like you are going to drop whatever is in your hand…
…then that elbow pain might be tennis elbow! Keep reading if this has happened to you as you may require a tennis elbow treatment in Miami.
What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis Elbow — also known as Lateral epicondylitis is the degeneration (little tears) of a specific area of the tendon at the elbow. It’s a small group of strong muscles of the wrist, and when you use your hands, those muscles hold the wrist steady so that you can use your hand better.
Sometimes, tendinitis is caused by overdoing or doing the same thing over and over. It’s not just ONE muscle — even though one muscle does have a bad rap. It’s usually a group of muscles that are painful, tight, and problematic.
Tennis elbow doesn’t stop you from “doing anything”. You can still wake up and get dressed at your normal speed. You can do your hair, take care of “business”.
HOWEVER, it gradually slows you down… You may soon stop or avoid working out, lifting weights, doing yoga, or doing more active activities that you want to do. Elbow pain might become wrist pain or shoulder pain. Or vice versa.
Who gets elbow pain?
Just about EVERYONE has elbow pain at some point in their life. It’s a common problem! It’s just not always talked about. Or talked about in a way that tells you that you can get help.
I see both men and women with elbow pain. On the web you’ll find a lot of talk about sports injuries, but regular people like you and me experience elbow pain while doing everyday things such as working, grocery shopping, or taking care of your home and family. It’s not always one thing or an injury (e.g. falling on your arm) that causes elbow pain.
I was just talking to a friend who was doing some garden work and it flared up her elbow pain. As you can tell now, tennis elbow can be caused by various activities, including garden work!
How to get the right help for elbow pain?
Tennis Elbow can be annoying but it’s one of the hardest things for people to actually come in and get help for.
And the reason why is because tennis elbow pain is not there all the time. The huge pain I mean. It’s that one sharp pain then becomes more achy, sore, annoying, nagging… one of those things that’s in the back of your mind.
Until it becomes painful all the time.
Most people that we talk to are taking pills, putting ice, wearing one type of brace or another, trying to fix it themselves, or will go for injections after injections even though they say they don’t want to. Some have even tried physical therapy before and have left feeling disappointed.
How do I know all of this?
Well, I am a certified hand therapist in Miami with years of experience treating various upper extremity conditions including tennis elbow.
So if you have Tennis Elbow and you value your time and don’t want to keep waiting to “see if it will get better” call us at 786-615-9879. You will receive the most effective tennis elbow treatment and you’ll be able to return to your normal activities in no time.
Tune in next week, and I will go into more detail and give you some actionable steps that I share with our clients.
Written by Hoang Tran
About the author
Hoang Tran is an occupational therapist, the owner of Hands-on Therapy Services and author of the book “The Hands-On Approach”. She loves helping people with tennis elbow and offers in clinic and ONLINE TELEHEALTH services like tennis elbow treatment in Miami, because she knows how bad and debilitating it can get if not addressed and treated properly (once and for all!).
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