Tennis Elbow Treatment
Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition caused by damage in the soft tissue and inflammation in the tendons of the elbow, caused by overuse of forearm muscles. Despite the name, these injuries can occur as a result of a range of sports; from rowing, squash, weightlifting or hockey; as well as repetitive workplace tasks undertaken in some professions.
Low level laser therapy has been shown to be beneficial for sufferers of these repetitive strain symptoms. The laser therapy helps soft tissue repair and can improve mobility and reduce pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome resulting from repetitive intricate manual work tasks with your hands has also responded favorably with the laser.
"For many years I have suffered from lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow). In fact, introduction to Laser treatment saved me from surgery. Now I am at the stage where age and repetition continually aggravates the long term damage to my elbows and shoulders. I was pleased to find, the Handy Pulse Laser proved to be an affordable safe unit when used as directed. I enjoy the convenience of being able to treat any sore spot in the privacy of my own home with the added benefit of almost immediate relief." - Helen, South Australia.
Position the Handy Pulse Laser onto the elbow joint, over bare skin. Touch the laser device directly to the pain-affected area. Each pre-programmed session lasts 5 minutes.
Video - What is Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow?
- Investigation of the Effect of GaAs Laser Therapy on Lateral Epicondylitis Photomed. Laser Surg. (2010), 28 (3):397-403; Emanet SK, Altan LI, Yurtkuran M.
- Evidence for the effect of laser phototherapy on lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow) Laakso L; School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Griffith University, Gold Coast (2008)
Important note for patients: This is intended as general information about tennis elbow, and a quick summary of some of the lateral epicondylitis research. You should always consult your medical professional about the best treatment for your particular condition and pain.