Avoid Tommy John’s Surgery

Avoid Tommy John’s Surgery

Get out of pain and avoid surgery.

You can fix your elbow and get back to pitching faster and stronger with our ARP Wave treatments.

Tommy John Surgery or Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Reconstruction is extremely common in baseball today. Post surgical rehabilitation is routinely between 12 and 18 months.
At Leading Edge Rehab and Performance we use the ARP Wave technology and procedures to help correct the mechanics of the elbow and avoid Tommy John Surgery.

If you have had the surgery– we can help you come back faster and stronger.Surgery can repair the damage done to the UCL but it will not fix the neurologic disconnect that caused you to overload the UCL in the first place. After 20 sessions on the ARP wave you will be able to fix the neurologic issue that caused the problem and your arm will be much less likely to fail in the future.

What is Tommy John Surgery?

Tommy John Surgery (medically termed Ulnar Collateral Ligament [UCL] Reconstruction). The UCL is a ligament that attaches the bone in the upper portion of your arm (humerus) to the bone that runs parallel to the thumb-side of your forearm (ulna). The procedure utilizes a portion of ligament from another part of the body to surgically graft and repair the UCL. While throwers who have undergone the procedure have found their way back onto the mound, there are some risks and issues involved.
Post-surgery, 5 to 20 percent of patients experience complications. Most common is damage to the ulnar nerve which can result in weakness, pain, numbness, and loss of hand coordination. One can also experience an infection or hematoma after surgery. On average, recovery from this surgery for pitchers spans from 12 to 18 months.
Although Tommy John surgery has seen some success, there are some significant risk factors and long rehabilitation regimens associated with the surgery. There is also a reasonable number of re-tears and other ligament damage that occurs after the procedure.

Tommy Johns Surgery Details

Tommy John Arm Muscles

How does this happen?

It is very important to know that the reason for this ligament damage is a neurological issue, not physiological. While pitching, the forces within the elbow are enormous, when the long head of the bicep is over-stressed it can cause a neurologic disconnect and compensation pattern that places more force on the UCL. This increased loading of the wrong tissues eventually overload the UCL. The final step in this domino effect would be strains, fraying, and tears of the UCL symptomized by elbow and shoulder pain
While many feel as if Tommy John surgery is the only option when it comes to UCL damage, there is a very efficient mode of rehabilitation and therapy which can help you avoid surgery and get back on the diamond faster and effectively…

The Solution to your elbow pain

With the utilization of proprietary protocols of the ARP wave technology, we can eliminate the need for surgery, as well as physiological symptoms and the probability of future shoulder and elbow injuries. We are able to achieve these results by diagnosing the problem, treating your elbow pain/injury, and finally, ridding your body of the biomechanical compensation patterns which initially caused the injury.

ARP Wave

A concept to understand is that the location you feel pain or are injured is not the origin of the problem. As stated earlier, a muscle or group of muscles is not absorbing force due to a neurological disconnect.

Normally the brain is signaling for a specific muscle to initiate to absorb force through an eccentric contraction (controlled lengthening). If the muscle has been strained the brain will re-route the force to other areas. This starts a pattern of compensation or neurologic disconnect that is the root of the problem. The ARP wave treatments provide an accelerated method of transferring the force away from injured tissue to the correct shock absorber. In only 20 treatment sessions, we will have you back at the mound or field.

You will Feel Better Your VERY First Session… GUARANTEED. Or you pay NOTHING!

In your very first visit with us we will locate the origin of your symptom, take you through a treatment, and at the end of this session, you will have increased your range of motion by 25% and seen a similar reduction in pain.  In the Merrimack Valley – we are the premier provider for the ARP Wave system. For more information email us at: drcalhoun@leadingedgerehab.com or call us (978) 681-4500. In consideration of our therapists and other clients, please give us a 24 hour notice of any cancellation. A credit card is required to secure the Risk Free Appointment. No shows will be charged the full session price ($140).

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