Should you use a brace to treat your Tennis Elbow? If so, what's the best kind – and when should you wear it? Although there's a time and place for supports, here's how they can potentially slow your Tennis or Golfer's Elbow recovery – and why you have to choose carefully if healing is your top priority!
Tennis Elbow 101 is a free video intro course on Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow: Test, assess and diagnose yourself, learn more about the real cause and true nature of your injury – And discover a better treatment strategy – The 1st step to treating and beating it is understanding it!
In this podcast episode I interview Andrew Furmanczyk, a piano and music educator. Andrew joins me to share his Golfer’s Elbow recovery story, ponder the dilemma of injured piano players, and offer treatment and prevention tips to hurting pianists or those who are concerned about potential pain and injury.
Can you get Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow from walking your dog? (You sure can!) Here’s the key to healing leash-related dog-walking injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow.
As a pianist, is there anything worse than being injured? Repetitive Strain Injuries are the bane of piano players worldwide: Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis, DeQuervain’s, CTS – as well as Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow. Here’s the missing link to treatment, in many cases.
Should you use ice therapy to treat your Tennis Elbow? Actually, no! – "But what about the inflammation?… All the medical websites and authorities say I should ice my elbow to reduce inflammation, because it's Tendonitis! Could they all be wrong?" Hint: Inflammation isn't the problem.
Overuse Sports Injuries are common among all kinds of cyclists, hence terms like “Mountain Bikers Elbow” and “Motocross Elbow.” Here’s how to treat and beat these injuries (which are usually Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow, technically) including bike fit and alignment tips for various bike types!
Is swimming good or bad for Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow? (Does it cause or aggravate it?) And could swimming possibly be a good rehab exercise – Especially if swimming didn’t cause it? (OR should you definitely stop swimming until your injury heals?)
Can you “scrape” your way out of Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow pain with the Graston Technique or another form of IASTM? – Are these metal tools the right approach to treating your muscle or tendon Scar Tissue issues? What about the risk of bruising you hear about? (Force or finesse?)
Can gardening and landscaping injure you? It certainly can! Here’s how it causes Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow and other wrist and thumb tendon injuries – And how to treat it right, so you can keep digging, planting, pruning and enjoying!
Among CrossFit athletes, Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow seem to be an all-too-common affliction (as well as other injuries) — Is there something inherently wrong with the CrossFit style of exercising that predisposes one to a much higher risk of injury? Here are 3 ways that it seems to!
Could Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy be an effective, new Tennis Elbow treatment - A breakthrough, even? - Or is it actually an expensive, unproven fad, driven by rock star-athlete publicity and questionable medical studies?
Rotator Cuff / shoulder weakness and injuries often play a large role in causing Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow. Discover the true, essential function of this often misunderstood muscle group, learn why you should consider Rotator Cuff exercises – Especially if you’re an elbow tendon injury sufferer – And learn which exercise you may want to avoid doing the way some “experts” recommend!
Do you have Mouse Elbow?… Pain in your elbow, wrist or hand – due to your laptop, tablet or phone use? – Use these ten Ergonomic and self-help treatment tactics to break your computer-related pain and injury cycle! Including a video on 3 KEY Ergonomic Tips.
Is it a good idea to continue practicing Yoga while you’re recovering from Tennis Elbow? – And are there any poses that could exacerbate or even cause Tennis Elbow if done incorrectly? – (It may depend on whether you have ‘Hypermobile’ joints and a tendency to ‘Hyperextend’ your elbows in certain Yoga poses.)
Inflammation – It’s the ultimate sacred cow of Tennis Elbow! (A.K.A. Lateral Epicondylitis or Elbow Tendonitis) - And if you’re still treating, fighting or worrying about it – Here’s why you’re wasting your time. (What medical researches first started discovering DECADES ago.)
If you have Guitar Elbow, don’t fret it! Here’s how to treat the real, underlying muscular causes of your injury – and keep playing your guitar, whether you have Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow or a wrist or finger tendon injury.
Is there such a thing as Pickleball Elbow or is your Pickleball injury pain likely either Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow? – Learn the right way to treat and heal it yourself, either way – And discover why the standard treatments of pills, shots, ice, braces and creams are NOT the answer!
Lotions, creams, sprays and medicated anti-inflammatory gels are often used to treat Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow symptoms – But can these topical remedies help you heal your injured tendons – Or are they just going to rub you the wrong way?
Dry Needling refers to two techniques used to treat Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow. One uses Acupuncture Needles to treat Trigger Points in muscles, and the other uses Hypodermic Needles to stimulate a healing response in dysfunctional tendons.