Tennis elbow

Treatment

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis consists of pain in the lateral part of the elbow, in the so-called lateral epicondyle of the humerus. The pain increases with lateral rotation of the forearm. The causes of this pain are attributed to bone inflammation of the humerus where several muscles are inserted such as the supinator, the brachioradialis, the extensor carpi radialis longus, the anoneus and the medial head of the triceps.

The shortening of the fibers of one or more of these muscles generates tension on the bony area on which they insert and the pain is exacerbated when these muscles are used. The solution is to relax all these muscle groups by treating trigger points corresponding with acupuncture needle insertion. Using this technique, these muscles are quickly relaxed and the pain disappears, normalizing the functionality of the joint. This technique is also known as“Dry needling”.

 

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