Elbow, Wrist & Forearm Pain
All these conditions have similar causes, however, they do not have similar success rates. This area of the body often requires more treatments than any other. Wrist, forearm, and some elbow pain can usually be fixed within 15 visits. However, some elbow pain, tennis elbow and golfer's elbow(epicondylitis), has the lowest success of anything we treat and unfortunately there are not any other forms of treatment that have a higher success rate.
Success*: 90 percent if pain is at the wrist of forearm
Success*: If pain is at the epicondyle 60-70 percent of patients will get some relief, but are often left with some pain at the end of treatment
Number of Treatments required**: Usually 12 to 15 GT & ART treatments
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Graston Technique - an effective treatment for pain.
* Success is considered patient becoming completely symptom free with no need for further treatment. Unfortunately this is not always possible and sometimes patients will require sporadic treatment in the future to stay symptom free. Especially if the patient returns to the activity that originally caused the injury. In some cases, such as tennis elbow and golfer's elbow, pain may only be reduced by a series of treatments.
The above percentages of success are based on experience and some limited study results.
Treatment is usually discontinued if there is not a reduction in symptoms within 4 visits and patients are then referred to another health care provider.
**Number of treatments varies from condition to condition and also depends on the severity of the injury and the general health of the patient. The above approximations of numbers of treatments is based on experience treating these injuries over the years.
GT - Graston Technique
SWT - Shockwave Therapy
MT - Massage Therapy
SMT - Spinal Adjusting