How long does it take to fully recover from a Tennis Elbow injury? Some injuries seem to only take weeks to heal, while others take months or even years – Why is that?... And is there a way to speed up your healing process?
It's that time of year again... T-shirts, tee times and tennis rackets – Most call it spring – but it's also Tennis Elbow Season! Here are the early warning signs of Tennis Elbow to watch for, what to do if you start feeling them – And how seriously to take them.
If you have a stubborn, chronic case of Golfer's or Tennis Elbow, when is it 'time' to start thinking about surgery? – Here are five key things to consider, including whether you're a good candidate, the risks, recovery time and whether you've "tried everything!"
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!
Does your elbow hurt from taking too many selfie pics? (And texting or using your ipad?) You may have a "new" type of Tech Injury, many are starting to call "Selfie Elbow" – But, is this Selfie Elbow really a new medical condition, or is it just the repetitive actions causing it that are new? (Hint: It's actually Tennis Elbow – So, let's treat that!)
If a Sonogram 'Ultrasound' can “see” and help diagnose how severe your Tennis Elbow injury is – Why won't your Doctor give you this fast, simple and relatively inexpensive test? (And do you really need it?)
A look at golf magazine websites, medical studies and surveys, suggests that golfers not only get Tennis Elbow, they actually suffer this condition more often than Golfer's Elbow! (Why is Tennis Elbow a more common golf injury?)
When it comes to treating an injury like Golfer’s Elbow, (or Tennis Elbow, for that matter) one of the first things we usually hear is: “Better do some exercises for it!” – But, are rehab exercises really a top priority when it comes to the tendon healing process? (And should you actually start doing them right away?)
Why you can not only safely “break all the rules” when it comes to treating your Golfer’s Elbow – But why you should, in fact, IGNORE most of those “common wisdom” treatment guidelines! (And why those recommendations may, unfortunately, do you more harm than good.)
A top 10 list of common tennis-related injuries, including the top 5 (worst and most common) Acute Injuries and the 5 most common Chronic / Overuse Injuries. Injuries that are often lumped together, but which are very different in origin.
Is it really necessary (for the sake of healing) to stop playing tennis or golf when you have Tennis Elbow?… Or is it sometimes okay to “play through it” IF you’re careful? – (And, if you do need to take time off from the court or course, when is it safe to start playing again?)
Which upper-body strength-training exercises should you avoid, stop or modify when you have a Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow injury? – Should you use dumbbells or barbells? What about muscle isolation? Is it better to do more ‘general’ exercises or be more ‘targeted’ and specific?
Should you continue to lift weights or do upper-body strength-training exercises if you have a Tennis Elbow injury? – What if that injury was caused by weight lifting in the first place? (Or what if it was from playing tennis or golf – Or computer use OR heavy physical work?)
Is Eccentric Exercise the latest, greatest thing in Tennis Elbow rehab? And is the “rubber bar” device used to do it an essential tool in Tennis Elbow treatment, Physical Therapy and self-help exercise programs – OR just another hyped-up gimmicky fad you don't really need?
The three best exercises for Tennis Elbow rehabilitation, which ones to begin strengthening with – and how taking the “Indirect Approach” may be the smartest way to start your rehab program safely and effectively!
They usually say “You should rest it” when you have Tennis Elbow, but this may not be the best treatment advice. Learn why tendons need a lot more than just rest and "R.I.C.E." – And why they don't necessarily heal themselves while you're resting, hoping and waiting!
There are three essential goals to exercise when rehabilitating from a Tennis Elbow injury, but is there a perfect exercise formula? And should exercise really be your top priority when treating your Tennis Elbow?
The perception seems to be that tennis pros don't get Tennis Elbow but a slightly better question might be: "Why do pros get Tennis Elbow less often than amateurs considering how much tennis they play? – Check it out, even if your elbow injury doesn’t have anything to do with tennis!
What kind of injury is Tennis Elbow? Tendonitis or a torn tendon? Is there inflammation? Should you treat it like other injuries? – Learn why Tennis Elbow is actually NOT like most other injuries and why you shouldn’t treat it that way – And why you can forget about the rest, the ice, and the whole R.I.C.E. protocol!
A deeper look at Tennis Elbow "Tendonitis" injuries: Why chronic Tennis Elbow is usually TendinOSIS not TendonITIS - And how this is crucial when choosing the right treatment program for healing and rehabilitating your tendons!