Barrington Acupuncture

Dr. Mark Gibson, M.D. Offering treatment using Eastern & Western medicine

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Category: sports injury

Tennis elbow isn’t just for tennis players anymore!

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) This entity is frequently from tennis but any strain to the outer elbow from wrist extension and forearm supination will produce micro-tears . The extensor and supinator muscles of the forearm insert/originate over a body point called the lateral epicondyle. The tissue there is very fibrous with very little blood supply. Tears to that tissue are…

lower back pain is rough

Who has not suffered lower back pain if even for just a day? The perilumbar muscles, in particular, support our posture and reaching and lifting activities and are anti-gravity muscles. Micro-tears occur with poor posture, prolonged sitting and heavy or awkward lifting.  80% of low back pains resolve over 2-4 weeks regardless of treatment. Use ice the first 36 hours…