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Treating Tennis Elbow with PEMF

June 6, 2024

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Lateral Epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is one of the most common causes of arm pain in the United States. It’s caused by repeatedly twisting your wrist and bending your elbow until the tendons in your arm begin to break down under the strain and the joint becomes unstable. Unless treated, it causes swelling of the tendons linking your elbow and wrist, seriously restricting movement and function.

Though the condition was first diagnosed in tennis players, over ninety percent of people suffering from it do not develop it as a result of athletic activity. Anyone who works with their hands is potentially at risk, such as:

  • Auto Mechanics
  • Bricklayers
  • Butchers
  • Carpenters
  • Chefs
  • Dentists
  • Gardeners
  • Loggers
  • Musicians
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Tailors

The condition causes pain and tenderness on the outer part of the elbow, which worsens whenever you squeeze, twist, or lift objects. Patients also report weakness in their forearm and grip, as well as stiffness and aching that extends from their elbow to their wrist. In many patients, symptoms are present even when resting their arm and become especially pronounced at night.


Treatment Challenges

Tennis elbow occurs due to microtears in the tendons (a normal byproduct of physical activity) that connect the muscles in your elbow and forearm. Repeated use exacerbates the situation, preventing the damage from healing until it eventually develops into a chronic condition. Because tendons have relatively little blood flow compared to muscles, recovery is often slow. Conventional treatments help alleviate symptoms, but don’t expedite the healing process. Depending on the severity of your condition, these treatments might include:

  • Stretching
  • Massage
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medication, Such As Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories
  • Injections of Corticosteroids or Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Elbow Braces

The goal of most treatments is to reduce pain and inflammation, to keep the patient functional while their body repairs the damaged tissue. In cases where conventional treatments don’t provide effective or long-lasting relief, surgery has traditionally been the only available option.


Treating Tennis Elbow with PEMF

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy has emerged as a promising treatment for tennis elbow. It stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, penetrating deep into damaged tissues to enhance cellular function. Every activity in your body is managed with bioelectric signals that impact cell behavior. Regular exposure to PEMF influences your cells, accelerating metabolic reactions and increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients. It even boosts production of anti-inflammatory proteins, which limits harm caused by excessive swelling.

Research into the effects of PEMF have found that it aids the healing process, especially in cases of tennis elbow. Patients recover faster and experience better outcomes than patients who rely exclusively on conventional treatments.


Accelerating Recovery with Aura Wellness PEMF

A 48-year-old male suffering from lateral epicondylitis came to us seeking relief from his condition. Due to his injury, he experienced debilitating pain and limited mobility in his elbow and forearm. We created a personalized treatment plan utilizing NOVA HD PEMF therapy, which led to remarkable improvement after only five sessions. Swelling and tightness diminished significantly, with tenderness reduced by 50 percent. Pain, which the patient had initially rated as 7/10, fell to 3/10 during physical activity and disappeared completely while at rest.

Manual muscle testing also revealed substantial improvement. The patient was once again able to move his wrists through their full range against strong resistance, enabling him to resume his daily activities without restriction or discomfort.


Promote Healing with Aura Wellness

Aura Wellness PEMF technology stimulates muscles, tendons, cartilage, and connective tissues, helping them recover and rebuild after injury. This transformative approach restores damaged tissue, allowing patients to regain lost function and return to their regular activities.

Start your pain-free journey by speaking to one of our product specialists today!

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