How Active Release Technique Can
Help With Elbow Pain
Elbow pain, golfer's elbow, and tennis elbow can have serious consequences on our lives. Although some people suggest tennis or golfer’s elbow pains are associated with individuals who play tennis or golf, these are injuries that can also be brought by age, occupation, and other sports.
What is Elbow Pain and how does it occur?
Elbow pain is regularly caused by overuse. Age, jobs, sports or hobbies that need repetitive wrist and hand movements can cause elbow pain. Some of the possible causes of elbow pain are:
• Sprains and strains
• Broken arm
• Dislocated elbow
• Golfers elbow
• Tennis elbow
• Stress fractures
• Rheumatoid arthritis and many others
In many cases, the elbow pain is not as serious as others pain. However, since we use the elbow in many ways, the p
What is Golfer's elbow and how does it occur?
Golfer's elbow is a disorder that causes a lot of pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach themselves to the elbow. The pain can even spread to the wrist and the forearm. However, golfer's elbow is not a condition for golfers only. Hockey or tennis players and people who regularly use their wrists can develop golfer’s elbow. It is a condition that is caused by damages to the tendons and the muscles that control the fingers and the wrist. Some of the symptoms of golfer’s elbow are:
• Stiffness – the elbow might feel stiff or pain when making a fist.
• Pain – you may feel pain on the inner part of the elbow. In most cases, the pain extends to the inner part of the forearm. The pain can also worsen with specific movements.
• Numbness – the sensation may move to one or more fingers.
• Weakness – your hands and wrists might become weak. Some people use rest, painkillers or ice to ease the pain. However, most of these approaches are slow and do not treat the root cause of the problem. Active release technique is one of the best treatment methods that can help relieve the pain effectively.
What is Tennis elbow and what are the symptoms?
Tennis elbow is a very painful disorder that happens when tendons in the elbow are overused, particularly by repetitious movements of the arm and wrist. Even though the name may suggest that it is a condition for athletes, individuals whose jobs involve repetitive movements of the arms and wrists can suffer from tennis elbow. Carpenters, plumbers, butchers, and painters are some of the people who encounter tennis elbow. The pain linked with tennis elbow normally moves from the outside of the elbow to the wrist and forearm. Some of the symptoms include:
• The weakness of the arms and wrist
• Shaking of hands
Once you discover you are suffering from tennis elbow, you can try self-care techniques such as ice, rest or over-the-counter drugs. However, most of these techniques might not solve the real cause of the pain. Many doctors recommend ART (Active release techniques) since it is safe, effective, and treat the causes and not the symptoms.
How Active Release Technique can help with Elbow Pain
Treating elbow pain, golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow is not a simple process. Some of the common treatment approaches are ice, rest, anti-inflammation drugs, muscle stimulation and wearing braces around the elbow or the forearm. The pain can also be treated through strengthening and stretching exercises. However, most of these approaches are ineffective in achieving full healing because they do not address the main causes of tissue adhesions.
ART (Active release techniques) is a highly successful treatment method that is used to address the soft tissue problems. It is different from other treatment methods because it is designed to recognize and address the ligaments, muscles, nerves, and fascia problems that might be interfering with the normal flexibility and the strength of the body.
For people who are not familiar with ART, they may think it is a type of body massage. However, the technique is different. First, the practitioner will shorten the muscle, ligament, tendon or the joint capsule. He or she will then apply specific tension with his or hands as the patient lengthen or stretch the tissues. As the muscles lengthen, the practitioner will be able to access the tension of the tissues to determine whether the tissues are healthy or unhealthy.
One main benefit of ART is that you can get results very fast. According to numerous studies, most elbow problems respond very well to active release techniques. However, it is important to note that each case is different and there are many factors that determine the length of full recovery.
Why choose active release technique for Elbow Pain
Based on numerous studies, ART is harmless, effective and does not involve an operation. It is an approach that addresses the causes of pain and not the symptoms. Once you book an appointment, the specialists will use your symptoms and the medical history to pick the best approach for your case.