Acupuncture treatment of tennis elbow
Tennis elbow elbow is a common disease. Long-term strain, repetitive wrist extensor muscles start by pulling irritation, causing localized or partial tear synovial thickening or bursitis common diseases caused by other factors. Since common in tennis players, so people used to call it “tennis elbow.” But the disease is not a clinical point of view athletes patent, it can be said as long as the activity of the forearm repeatedly forced people are likely to cause tennis elbow, such as housewives, typists, painters, plasterers, barbers and so on also computer savvy outpatient common crowd. The levy is a typical example of overuse syndrome, the symptoms usually presented: Patients often pick up heavy objects, scrub clothes, towels or put the pot pour twisted, sweeping, and sleep on the pull portion of the elbow occurred outside the quilt pain or agony. The time is now hidden with mild symptoms of pain when; severe symptoms sustainability pain, arm weakness, or even hold things fall to the ground, doing pronation reach often in pain and activity limitation, sometimes pain forward arm portion and the middle upper arm shoulder radiation. Doctors do when a patient can be found in the patient’s lateral condyle tenderness, when patients do check the wrist upward movement to impose resistance near the medial epicondyle of the humerus occur pain. In checks can be found a short extensor carpi starting point that is on the outside of the elbow tenderness. Normal range of motion, local swelling is not common. Forearm pronation, wrist repeated injury mechanism, will appear on the outside of the elbow pain dorsiflexion flexion again.
Western medicine treatment of tennis elbow: acute phase should use sling suspension arm rest 1 to 2 weeks post-treatment and massage. During treatment should avoid clothing twist, twist screw cap, pay attention to prevention. Early or short course, pay attention to rest, to avoid the ipsilateral wrist force. Local hot, rub safflower oil substandard medication. Severe symptoms, acute onset may sling suspension arm of the patient. Wrist to stop the movement of 1 to 2 weeks. Partial closure to the pain points injection local anesthetic, a hormone mixture, can receive a significant effect. Very small number of treatment fails, surgical treatment of pain greater.
Tennis elbow in TCM are “injured tendons” category. Chinese medicine believes that tennis elbow is due to the long-term overload elbow toil; by the cold for a long time and accumulate in the elbow, blood work injury, cold invasion meridians. Acupuncture treatment of tennis elbow desired effect, is the best choice for patients. Inflammation, pain, promoting blood circulation, through the meridians, expelling wind and cold, promote blood circulation, improve the surrounding tissue nutrition, to swelling, anti-inflammatory and analgesic purposes.
1, cold invasion: elbow pain. Save with elbow pain when hot conditions, working hours increase, not arm, extract difficult. Thin white tongue coating, floating pulse slow. Acupuncture points: zhouliao, shousanli, chize。
2, blood stasis: windup or wringing clothes elbow pain, radiation to the forearm and wrist, grip or hold things difficult material weakness. Thin white fur, pulse string tight. Acupuncture points: chize, hegu.
3, liver and kidney two losses: elbow pain, less pain during the day, at night the pain increased, hold things weakness, dizziness, tinnitus, backache, knee weakness. Red tongue, weak pulse. Acupuncture points:ganyu,shenyu,zusanli,
Diagnosis and treatment of tennis elbow from the point of view is an easy recurring difficult to cure the “small problems.” So for the patients concerned have insisted on combining prevention with control, to prevent the main thought, when usually such as tennis or badminton; housewife put the pot, pour water, wring clothes and hand weights when mopping the floor when the like shall Note, that all is not conducive to the recovery of the disease can cause or aggravate the symptoms should reduce and avoid actions, so as to avoid deterioration. Information about the acupuncture treatment of tennis elbow , please visit our website atwww.adelaideacupuncture.com.au