R. Pavet’s epicondylitis is no longer painful using Winback !
Epicondylitis, a disabling tendinopathy
Also known as «tennis elbow«, epicondylitis is a painful condition of the elbow. The name is misleading since it concerns people working more often in occupations that require them to overload or to perform repeated and irregular efforts.
The inflammation affects part of the humerus, just above the elbow joint. The pain makes any movement of fingers and arm very difficult. In fact, it’s the tendons that are in a state of inflammation. They are strong bands of fibrous tissue, but overused, they can be inflammated and torn, like a rope that is pulled too hard and that is worn out. It is a tendinopathy (see our article) of which epicondylitis is only a particular kind!
If the healing and rest necessary to the body are not given, the body adapts as its best. That is to say that the tendons become irregular and weakened, leading to the formation of a lesion. Usually, it is the accumulation of small tears in the tendons that is the cause. But sometimes it’s also the joint or nerves that are responsible.
Risk factors for epicondylitis:
It often appears in manual occupations where workers perform certain gestures that especially stress the forearms. When the position is rigid or wrong, meaning the charge isn’t well accompanied with the body, the mass will be badly distributed, some parts of which will be over-used.
Resting the muscle is also a core in the equation since a muscle that can’t recover is even more vulnerable as it weakens.
Winback strongly recommends that you keep your back straight in general when lifting a load and assist yourself with your legs to support the weight. Too many people don’t have the right gestures when it comes to carrying and put loads on their spine or arms that their legs could perfectly bear if they were asked to! Accompany the object instead of pulling it, and in case of excessive load, never hesitate to ask for help!
It is first apparent by a great sensitivity on the external face of the elbow. Revealing symptoms will be those of a patient who experiences pain when trying to move his fingers or wrist while his elbow is straight.
Its appearance can be progressive, with a long-term worker, as well as brutal with a person whose tendon is traumatized after it has had to lift a load far too heavy.
Epicondylitis treatment with Winback:
In case of epicondylitis, two reflexes should be immediately taken: stopping the activity responsible of the pathology and a physiotherapy program to accelerate healing and make the elbow as functional as before. This is why we offer you the Winback solution, whose effectiveness in this type of pathology is no longer to prove. We thus offer you a rehabilitation twice as fast as regular ones, by healing in depth the lesions which affect you. Its analgesic effect will immediately relieve the pain and the therapist will help you regain all past range of motion. This is notably the case of R. Pavet, a Belgian patient of one of our equipped practitioners, whose Winback treatment was performed in association with suction cups:
«Since mid-June, I had been suffering from my left elbow. At the beginning of July, as the pain became unbearable, I went to the emergencies and found myself in a cast for 10 days, with epicondylitis as my diagnosis.
When the cast was removed, the orthopedic surgeon prescribed physiotherapy sessions when shock waves and infiltrations were already programmed.
I contacted my physiotherapist, Michael Stassin, to start my sessions as soon as possible. He immediately offered me a Winback técarthérapie treatment.
From the first session, I felt a pure relief and after five treatment sessions, twice a week, I no longer felt any pain.
I highly recommend tecartherapy and warmly thank Mika Winback for her advice.»
The diathermy of Winback’s tecartherapy, increasing vascularization, will considerably reduce inflammation. Soon this epicondylitis will only be a bad memory!