Elbow Pain

As a practitioner at Acupuncture Northwest, I’ve had dozens of patients over the years have their elbow pain go away and often with very few treatments. Some patients need to do monthly or quarterly maintenance treatments but they all look forward to their visits at our office.

Stephanie Gianarelli, Clinic Director and Acupuncturist

It’s true! Elbow pain is one of the most common ailments we see in our clinic, and responds extremely well to acupuncture treatments. Many of our patients already have a diagnosis of tendonitis from their doctors when they come through our doors. Others do not, but know they have a nagging pain that affects almost all aspects of their daily activity. Whether the pain is localized, or radiates into the forearm and hand, elbow pain and injury can be extremely bothersome.

Some of the most common causes of elbow pain we see are lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow). You may have one of these forms of tendonitis without having played their namesake sport! With the increased time our patients spend at their work desks, or on their computers using a mouse and keyboard, these forms of tendonitis are becoming more and more common. Acupuncture, along with guasha, cupping, and moxa, can be very helpful in helping damaged tendons heal. Our practitioners will help you locate where the pain is coming from, and formulate a treatment plan from there.

Types of Elbow Pain Chinese Medicine can treat:

  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Nerve pain (ulnar nerve entrapment)
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Every time I have pain issues with my neck or elbows or sciatica pain on my legs, I go to Julie for acupuncture treatments. With every treatment, Julie helps me relax and release all my stress and anxiety with her acupuncture and maintains my energy balance with acupuncture.
I went to my first acupuncture appointment with great skepticism and fear. I confess I am a little needle phobic, but after a year of a painful tennis elbow, I was ready to try anything. Stephanie was very kind and gentle and really took the time to listen to me. But, best of all, after 4 treatments she cured my elbow and it has not bothered me since. As a physician, I now refer patients to her on a regular basis and the feedback I get is outstanding. She is a skillful practitioner and a wonderful person.
I have also heard many great reports about the other acupuncturists in this office. My patients have had amazing successes from their treatments at Acupuncture Northwest.