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Beyond Tennis and Golf: Other Causes of Elbow Pain and How SoftWave Therapy Offers Relief

Published October 14th, 2023 by Dr. Sam Camarata

When we think of elbow pain, we often associate it with sports like tennis and golf, hence the popular terms "tennis elbow" and "golfer's elbow." While these activities can certainly lead to elbow pain, there are numerous other causes for this discomfort that extend beyond the realm of racquets and clubs. SoftWave Therapy led by Dr Sam Camarata and his team at Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness, offers a groundbreaking regenerative treatment, has emerged as a versatile solution for alleviating various forms of elbow pain.

Understanding Elbow Pain Beyond Sports:

Elbow pain can affect individuals from all walks of life, not just athletes. It often arises due to overuse, repetitive motions, or underlying medical conditions. 

Here are some common non-sport-related causes of elbow pain:

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: 

Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist, cubital tunnel syndrome involves compression of the ulnar nerve in the elbow, resulting in pain, tingling, and numbness.


Elbow osteoarthritis can develop over time, causing pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the joint.


Elbow bursitis occurs when the bursa sac, which cushions the joint, becomes inflamed, leading to pain and swelling.


Tendinitis can affect any tendon in the elbow, causing localized pain, tenderness, and reduced function.

Radial Tunnel Syndrome: 

This condition involves compression of the radial nerve and can lead to pain and weakness in the forearm and wrist.

Trauma and Fractures: 

Accidents, falls, or direct blows to the elbow can result in fractures, dislocations, or ligament injuries, causing significant pain.

Traditional Treatments and Their Limitations:

Traditional approaches to managing elbow pain may include rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, or, in severe cases, surgery. While these methods can provide relief for some patients, they may have limitations. For instance, corticosteroid injections may offer temporary relief, but their effects can wane over time, and there is a risk of tissue damage with repeated use.

SoftWave Therapy's Versatile Approach:

SoftWave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), has garnered attention for its effectiveness in treating various causes of elbow pain, both sports-related and non-sports-related. This non-invasive, outpatient procedure delivers electrohydraulic supersonic acoustic waves to the affected area, offering several advantages:

Pain Relief: 

SoftWave Therapy reduces pain by breaking down calcifications, promoting muscle relaxation, and enhancing blood flow to the injured region.

Inflammation Reduction: 

The therapy targets inflammation at the cellular level, suppressing the release of inflammatory mediators and accelerating the healing process.

Tissue Healing: 

SoftWave Therapy stimulates the production of collagen, a crucial protein for tendon and joint health, aiding in the healing of damaged tissues.

Customized Treatment: 

SoftWave Therapy can be tailored to the specific condition and needs of each patient, ensuring a personalized approach.

Why SoftWave Therapy for Elbow Pain:


SoftWave Therapy offers a non-surgical, non-injection alternative for patients seeking relief from elbow pain without the risks associated with more invasive procedures.

Quick Recovery: 

Unlike surgery, which may involve extended downtime, SoftWave Therapy allows patients to return to their regular activities promptly.

Long-Term Relief:

SoftWave Therapy addresses the root causes of elbow pain, offering not only pain relief but also long-term healing and improved function.


SoftWave Therapy's versatility makes it suitable for treating a wide range of elbow conditions, whether they are sports-related or not.

Elbow pain can have various origins, and it's not exclusive to athletes. Whether your elbow pain arises from sports, repetitive movements, or underlying medical conditions, SoftWave Therapy at Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness led by Dr Sam Camarata and his team presents a versatile and effective solution for relief and recovery. By promoting tissue healing, reducing inflammation, and offering long-lasting results, SoftWave Therapy empowers individuals to overcome the challenges of elbow pain and regain their quality of life. 

If you're experiencing elbow pain, give us a call 585-617-4145 to explore the potential benefits of SoftWave Therapy as a treatment option tailored to your unique needs!

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