You seldom meet anyone who's never dealt with some sort of injury or pain. Likewise, you rarely meet anyone who has not heard of or had a cortisone (steroid) injection. That is because cortisone injections are one of the most mainstream and most common first line treatment options. It's the standard of care in traditional and conventional medicine. When NSAID's, ice, or rest doesn't work, cortisone is often the next recommendation. And in many cases, it's often presented as your last option before surgery.
This is a sad reality that is frustrating for wholistic and naturopathic doctors as we are at Alliance Regen & Rehab. Let's go over why.
The good news about cortisone injections is that they help reduce inflammation fast. This is "good" because this decrease in inflammation often leads to a reduction in pain (which isn't always a good thing).
The bad news is that pain relief can last from 2 weeks - 6 months, depending on a variety of factors. There is lots of...
How many times have you heard from a medical doctor, doctor of physical therapy, or other medical professionals say "You have golfer's elbow?"
Then you start to think...
"What's causing it?"
"How can I make the pain go away?"
We get the frustration... We've been there ourselves. But hopefully, this article can help you understand what might be happening when you have elbow pain as a golfer, and how to address it. The purpose of this article is to dive into the anatomy of the elbow and potential causes of elbow pain in golfers. First, let us just say, the elbow is a complex structure to examine as a sports physical therapist and sports medicine physician. Mainly because the body has a lot of anatomical structures that may be causing discomfort locally in the area. But also, patients can experience pain that is referred from the cervical spine (i.i Neck) and chest area. So, let's dive into it!
The elbow Is made up of your arm bone (humerus) and two bones...