Tag: golfers elbow

Elbow pain, the three cortisone shots and the inevitable surgery; Or, you could see a certified chiropractic sports physician first.

Elbow pain, the three cortisone shots, and the inevitable surgery; Or, you could see a certified chiropractic sports physician first. Chronic elbow pain may develop from golf, tennis, or normal activities. Who you see first for a health problem will determine the journey, results, and risks. Recently, I have seen a few of these cases that resulted in surgical excision of a painful ligament for tennis elbow.   In both cases, surgery was performed after injections failed to resolve the pain that affected elbow extension and external rotation. After weeks of post-surgical therapy and a healed scar, was the problem resolved, Read More »

Tendonitis; myths, facts and how to get relief.

Tendonitis; myths, facts and how to get relief. You have chronic pain near a joint that seems to be getting worse; what can you do to get the pain to go away?   The pain may lessen with nsaids such as Nuprin but as you return to activity, so does the pain. Many people are told their problem is tendonitis by their doctors, yet the diagnosis is so general, it is almost meaningless and they are almost always told to rest the area and take a medication, which may blunt the pain but never seems to resolve the problem. The next step Read More »