“After a consultation / acupuncture session (for tennis elbow) Stephen suggested that I would need 2 more sessions. Two sessions later the pain has gone!”
“On behalf of my wife and I please accept our grateful thanks for your successful treatment of our arm and elbow problems.”
“Yet again Steve Ellis to the rescue! After nearly 2 years of elbow pain (golfers elbow) my pain has been released.”
Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are both forms of tendonitis - i.e. inflammation of the tendons in the elbow.
Tennis Elbow is felt as tenderness and pain in the outside of the elbow bone and upper forearm. The tendon became irritated and inflamed where it wraps around the joint on the outside of the elbow. The pain is usually worse on rotation movements, such as lifting and pouring out a kettle of water, or using a screwdriver for example.
The pain of golfer's elbow is usually at the elbow joint on the inside of the arm; where the tendon attaches to the bone. It is always painful to press on this area, indicating inflammation. Pain can also refer down the inside of the arm.
Tendon damage can occur after a single incident, such as lifting something very heavy, causing a tear in the tendon. But the most common cause is repeated overuse of the arm.
I usually get very good results with tennis and golfer's elbow - and in most instances I aim for a full recovery. But I can advise you properly at the initial consultation.
In my experience, tennis elbow responds quicker to acupuncture treatment than golfer's elbow does. For tennis elbow, allow 3-6 weekly treatments, while golfer's elbow generally takes twice as long to be fully effective - so allow 6-12 acupuncture treatments.