“MY TENNIS ELBOW INJURY HAPPENED AT THE WRONG TIME” –
MARK MENENDEZ, PROFESSIONAL FISHERMAN
Professional fisherman, Mark Menendez was in the prime of his career. His goal of reaching the Bassmaster Club of $1,000,000 earnings was on the horizon. Unfortunately, nagging elbow pain, diagnosed as “Tennis Elbow,” threatened to end his season early and prevent him from accomplishing this prestigious achievement. Mark was worried his elbow injury could put an end to his career and he knew he had to find the best solution for not just pain relief, but total repair.
“As a Bassmaster Elite Series Angler, I push my body to the limit! With 26 years invested at the top level of professional fishing, something started hurting in my elbows. The pain was so intense that I could not give a proper handshake or even pick up a glass of tea using my right arm. My elbow injury was standing in the way of achieving my professional goal of reaching the $1,000,000 Bassmaster Club of earnings. I knew I had to do something. Surgery was not a reasonable alternative due to the fact I was in the middle of the Bassmaster Elite Series season. After consulting multiple Orthopedic Clinics, their only solution was surgery to sever and reattach the tendon in my elbow causing the Tendonitis. At this point, I had to look for alternate, non-surgical options.”
“After an evaluation by the medical team at IMAC Regeneration Centers, I had found the alternative solution for the non-invasive and quick recovery I was searching for: Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP)! The consultation at IMAC Regeneration Centers gave me the confidence to choose this procedure over conventional surgery. I was able to continue on the Bassmaster Elite Series that season and qualify for the Angler of the Year Championship! This allowed me to achieve a lifelong goal on the Bassmaster Elite Series of crossing into the $1,000,000 Club of Bassmaster earnings. This would not have been possible without alternate therapy choices from IMAC!” – Bassmaster Elite Series Angler and Paducah Native, Mark Menendez
Athletes are not the only people who get tennis elbow. Work or recreational activities that overuse the forearm muscle through repetitive or vigorous movements tend to be the primary cause for Tendonitis. As in Mark’s case, the symptoms of tennis elbow develop gradually and the pain typically begins as mild and slowly worsens over weeks and months. Construction workers, cooks and painters are just a few of the professions prone to elbow injury due to the repetition and weight lifting required. Missed days of work are a primary concern, especially for self-employed workers, so the nonsurgical solution of PRP is an answered prayer to many. People are looking for non-invasive treatments with optimal results, and the advancements in utilizing PRP and stem cells for injury repair are successfully meeting that demand.
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How do you know if you have tennis elbow? Pain or burning on the outer part of your elbow and a weakened grip are two common signs and symptoms. Your dominant arm tends to most affected and symptoms worsen when shaking hands, holding a racket (or fishing pole) and varies other activities that use a similar motion. For more information on non-surgical alternatives to joint pain and orthopedic injuries, please visit our website www.imacregeneration.com or call (844) 266-4622. You may also view testimonials as well as schedule a complimentary phone consultation with our medical professionals.