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Overcoming Elbow Tendonitis: How SoftWave Therapy Can Relieve Pain and Promote Healing

Published October 14th, 2023 by Dr. Sam Camarata

Elbow tendonitis, a condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of the tendons in the elbow joint, can be a source of persistent pain and discomfort. It can affect individuals of all ages and activity levels, from athletes to office workers. While rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications are common treatments, some individuals seek alternative solutions for more effective and lasting relief. SoftWave Therapy at Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness, an innovative regenerative treatment, has emerged as a promising option for managing elbow tendonitis, pain relief and promoting healing.

Understanding Elbow Tendonitis:

Elbow tendonitis, also known as lateral epicondylitis (commonly referred to as tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow), is typically caused by repetitive movements and overuse of the forearm muscles and tendons. This can lead to microtears, inflammation, and pain in the tendons that attach to the bony prominences of the elbow. 

Common symptoms include:

Pain and tenderness on the outer (tennis elbow) or inner (golfer's elbow) side of the elbow.

Weakness in gripping objects.

Pain when performing activities that involve wrist extension or flexion.

Traditional Treatments:

Conventional treatments for elbow tendonitis often involve rest, activity modification, physical therapy, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to manage pain and inflammation. While these methods can provide relief for many, some individuals experience only temporary improvement or are reluctant to use medications due to potential side effects.

The Role of SoftWave Therapy:

SoftWave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is an advanced, non-invasive approach to managing elbow tendonitis. It utilizes electrohydraulic supersonic acoustic waves to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, offering several key benefits:

Pain Relief: 

SoftWave Therapy helps reduce pain by breaking down pain-inducing calcifications, promoting muscle relaxation, and increasing blood flow to the affected area.

Inflammation Reduction: 

The therapy targets inflammation at the cellular level, reducing the release of inflammatory mediators and promoting tissue healing.

Tendon Healing: 

SoftWave Therapy accelerates the healing of damaged tendons by stimulating the production of collagen, the essential protein for tendon strength and structure.

Improved Blood Flow: 

By enhancing blood circulation to the affected tendons, SoftWave Therapy supports the delivery of nutrients and oxygen necessary for tissue repair.

The SoftWave Therapy Experience:

During a SoftWave Therapy session, patients experience a "pulse" or a "wave" like feeling over the areas of treatment. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, and no anesthesia or downtime is required. The number of sessions required can vary based on the severity of the condition, but many individuals notice significant improvement after just a few treatments!

Why SoftWave Therapy for Elbow Tendonitis:


SoftWave Therapy is a non-surgical, non-injection treatment, making it an attractive option for individuals seeking alternatives to more invasive procedures.

Quick Recovery: 

Unlike surgery, which may involve a lengthy recovery period, SoftWave Therapy allows patients to return to their regular activities quickly.

Lasting Results: 

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

Customized Treatment:

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

Elbow tendonitis can be a debilitating condition that impacts daily life and activities. While traditional treatments can provide relief for many, those seeking a more effective and lasting solution may find SoftWave Therapy to be a valuable option. By promoting healing at the cellular level and reducing inflammation, SoftWave Therapy offers significant pain relief and functional improvement, helping individuals overcome the challenges of elbow tendonitis and regain their quality of life. 

If you're experiencing elbow tendonitis give us a call today for pain relief 585-617-4145!

Book an appointment ONLINE here!

Camarata Chiropractic & Wellness

3237 Union St North Chili NY 14514

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