Elbow Injuries

Elbow injuries fall into two categories. One is tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). The other is golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis).

Both of these are a form of tendinitis or inflammation of a tendon. A tendon becomes irritated when it is overused or its muscle is too weak. Most elbow sufferers have tennis elbow. It happens to athletes, computer professionals, mechanics, carpenters etc. Many people wear elbow braces or get cortisone injections. I often find the elbow tendon (usually the extensor carpi radialis brevis) is compensating for grip or finger weakness. The NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system protocol with rehab exercises usually resolves this problem. For lingering elbow tendinitis, a novel exercise using a simple device has proved to be very effective.

I experienced tendonitis in my elbow for five years. I saw an M.D., a chiropractor, a physical therapist, and an acupuncturist. I had four one-hour appointments with David Weinstock and am now back on my motorcycle, healthy and very happy again.

Tracy Snyder, Land Speed Record Holder