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Light Therapy: Effective Treatment for Tennis and Golfers Elbow
It’s often only when you have an injury or inflammation in a specific area when you realise how much you use that muscle or joint, and how absolutely debilitating pain could be. This is certainly true for anyone who has ever suffered from tennis or golfer’s elbow. Depending on the severity, suddenly any movement or activity becomes torturous. This is not something you simply wait for to pass. Instead, you want to seek treatment for this condition as soon as possible to alleviate the discomfort.
What is the Difference Between Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow?
Before we look at the treatment options for these conditions, let’s explore what exactly they are. Unlike the name suggests, neither of these conditions are exclusive to individuals playing tennis or golf. Instead, they refer to injuries related to the overuse of the arm and wrist, usually caused by repetitive movements.
Effectively, these two conditions are the same thing – both refer to epicondylitis, the inflammation of the tendons that connect to the elbow – and will respond to the same treatment. The difference lies in the location of the injury. Tennis elbow refers to lateral epicondylitis, where the outside of the joint and arm is injured, while golfer’s elbow refers to pain or irritation on the inside of the arm caused by repeated twisting or flexing.
What Treatment Works Best for Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow?
While treating the inflammation is certainly useful to help relieve the symptoms, it is more important to treat the wear and tear that first caused the injury to avoid recurring inflammation and pain. Light therapy is one of the fastest-growing sports injury treatments, as it is highly effective in treating pain and inflammation caused by overuse injuries.
How Light Therapy Works
This non-invasive and painless technique makes use of the healing properties of red and infrared light at specific wavelengths. This therapy allows blood flow to the area that is being treated to be increased. This increased blood flow, in turn, works to remove accumulated waste products from the area quickly, allowing the body’s natural healing process to restart and the injury to heal faster. And, because no recovery time is required for this therapy, it is great as a sports injury treatment.
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