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.)
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.)
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 are taking time off from the court or course to focus on healing, when is it safe to start playing again?)
Which upper-body strength-training exercises should you avoid, stop or modify when you have a 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?
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!
What’s the best remedy, cure or treatment for Tennis Elbow? Anti-inflammatories? Icing? Braces and bands?… Lotions, potions, and gimmick devices… What about the painful Cortisone shot? There are stages of healing that every injury has to go through, but do these “treatments” help this healing process – Or do they only cover up your pain and other […]
Whether your doctor says you have Lateral Epicondylitis, Elbow Tendonitis or the common term of Tennis Elbow, this diagnosis is nearly always based on the simple description of your symptoms and a simple resistance test.
If you have Tennis Elbow – or your outer elbow has been hurting and you’ve been doing research on what it could be – it’s easy to become confused by all the terms that seem to refer to the same thing. Or perhaps your doctor has already diagnosed your elbow and has used one or more […]