For acute or chronic sprain or strain of the elbow, the patient notices significant improvement after 3 to 4 acupuncture visits. Acupuncture quickly reduces inflammation and promotes healing.
Acupuncture is highly effective for various types of elbow pains: lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), and cubital tunnel syndrome. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments, the fibrous bands that bind bones together at a joint. Typically, the surrounding blood vessels are also injured, resulting in bruising. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon in which the muscle fibers tear as a result of overstretching.