Tennis Elbow , Golfers Elbow

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Tennis elbow or Golfers elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is commonly seen in people who are over using there arm by various activities: digging, Mixing Cement, Plastering , DIY etc as well as playing Tennis golf squash. The most common cause is over use of the muscles which pull the hand backwards - the wrist extensors. All the extensor muscles of the hand attach to the elbow at the Lateral Epicondylitis. If they are strained the muscle becomes partially torn, so they become inflamed , swollen and tender.
Inflammation without a definite cause may be due to changes within the joint from rheumatism, arthritis or gout. Other body imbalances say from a neck problem could case pain sensations in the elbow area via the nerve pathways.

Sometimes the inflammation is caused by a direct injury or bang. Sometimes, especially when the cause is direct injury or strain, the muscles are actually partially torn.

Rarely the inflammation comes on without any definite cause, and this may be due to an arthritis, rheumatism or gout. Sometimes the problem is partly or completely due to a neck problem, which is causing pain in the elbow via the nerves from the neck.

Bowen Therapy and the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis

The Bowen Techniques holistic approach will be used to realign the body and release pinched nerve pathways. The bodies own healing mechanisms will be triggered by aiding increased blood flow and nutrients to repair torn muscles.
The Bowen technique is useful to use as a preventative to further injury for sports enthusiasts.
Although called tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis is much more commonly seen in people who are over using their arm doing something else. It could equally well be called "plasterer's elbow" or "mechanic's elbow" or "painter's elbow".
Cortisone injections are often used with shoulder and elbow complaints and although very successful in some cases, they have a poor average. There are many stories of people in sporting or working environments, whose first exposure to The Bowen Technique has been when they complained of elbow pain and were treated on the spot by a Bowen Therapist.

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