Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
   Tennis Elbow  

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside side of the upper arm near the elbow. There may be a partial tear of the tendon fibers, which connect muscle to bone, at or near their point of origin on the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow is caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow. Symptoms of tennis elbow may include:

Pain slowly increasing around the outside of the elbow
Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects.
Pain is made worse by stabilizing or moving the wrist with force. Examples include lifting, using tools, opening jars, or even handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush or knife and fork.

Tennis elbow affects 1% to 3% of the population overall and as many as 50% of tennis players during their careers. Less than 5% of all tennis elbow diagnoses are related to actually playing tennis. If you're in too much pain or if the pain is affecting your function, treatment of tennis elbow may involve use of acetaminophen or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. These medications for long-term use can cause serious gastrointestinal problems. An injection of a corticosteroid medication may help you to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation.

If you suffer from tennis elbow, acupuncture can offer pain relief naturally and with no adverse side effects. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the pain relieves. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact us.
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Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784