Posted by: Scott Stewart, MSAc., LAc., Dipl.Ac.
Overuse due to repetitive motion and poor swing mechanics are often the cause of elbow injuries in the game of golf. In the case of golfer’s elbow, the tendons become inflamed and local circulation can become inhibited causing such symptoms as: pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow, which can sometimes radiate down the inside of the arm, numbness or tingling in one or more of the fingers, as well as, hand & wrist weakness. If you experience this injury, whatever you do, DON’T take a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) like aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, etc. Even though NSAIDs are great pain relievers, it has been proven (a long time ago), that they inhibit the healing mechanism of the body, and promote incomplete healing of soft tissue. What this means is that, if you start playing before your injury is completely healed, you risk re-injuring the elbow; which may cause more damage than the first time.
A faster and more effective way for you to “get your swing back”, is with a safe and non-invasive therapy like acupuncture and Eastern Medicine. Healing Lotus Acupuncture as a high success rate at treating various soft tissue injuries, and getting our clients back into the game!
To learn more about improving or getting back your golf game, call Scott today at: (309) 764.4753
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