Tennis elbow, a common condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the tendons of the outer elbow, can be effectively treated using various methods, including ice, rest, shockwave therapy, class IV laser therapy, and active release technique. Shockwave therapy involves the application of high-energy sound waves to the affected area, stimulating healing and reducing pain. The shockwaves break down scar tissue, increase blood circulation, and promote collagen production, facilitating the repair of damaged tissues. Class IV Laser therapy, on the other hand, utilizes high power laser light to penetrate the skin and stimulate cellular activity. These non-invasive treatment options help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and accelerate the healing process.
Additionally, active release technique (ART) is a hands-on manual therapy method that targets soft tissue injuries and adhesions. By applying precise pressure and tension to the affected muscles, tendons, and ligaments, ART helps release tension, restore mobility, and improve tissue function. Combining these treatments can provide a comprehensive approach to tennis elbow management, addressing both the symptoms and the underlying causes of the condition.