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Arizona features some of the best golf courses in the country and due to the wonderfully warm weather we attract a lot of golfers. Golfer's elbow is pain, inflammation, and tenderness on the inner side of your arm, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. It is the same sensation as tennis elbow except the location of the pain is different. Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is also common among painters or anyone who uses his or her wrist and arm repetitively.
Some of the common treatments for golfer’s elbow are ice packs, rest the injured area and over the counter pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen. Golfers elbow is a repetitive stress injury and it takes time to heal soft tissues like the tendons (ends of the muscle that attaches it to the bone). However, if the condition isn’t better in a few days one may strongly consider visiting a physician to rule out any other injury. To shorten the duration of the pain caused by golfers elbow some patients receive steroid injection into the site.
At Global Integrative Medicine we do a variety of treatments for this kind of pain and have experienced very successful results. Some of the treatments include but are not limited to herbal medications, natural anti-inflammatory injections, and acupuncture. Similar to the steroid injections the natural treatments will shorten the duration of the pain without the harsh side effects of corticosteroids. They will also block substance P which signals pain in the body and increase overall energy and vitality. We know that all patients are not the same so we specialize in creating an individualized treatment plan catered to the patient and his or her needs.
Wishing you lots of health, happiness, and fun in the sun!
Dr. Matesa Pringle is a naturopathic physician who practices in Mesa, Arizona. She practices alternative medicine as well as traditional medicine and serves the East Valley cities of Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Phoenix, and even has some patients who travel from West Valley!
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