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tennis elbowTennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow

"Tennis elbow" and "Golfer's elbow" are common terms for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that result in elbow pain. You don't have to play tennis or golf to get this, but the terms came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players and golfers.

They are caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside or inside of the elbow. Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area (called the lateral epicondyle) of the elbow – hence some doctors calling this condition lateral epicondylitis. Golfer's elbow is the same process occurring on the inside of an elbow, which is called medial epicondylitis. Injury due to overuse can also affect the whole elbow.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) reduces pain and swelling at site of the injury, while improving circulation and stimulating production of collagen – the protein building block for tissues. In essence, LLLT can act rapidly to make the condition much more tolerable, then gradually improves healing, and ultimately help you returning to the pre-injury healthy self.

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