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!
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!
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 […]
Lateral Epicondylitis is the technical, medical term or diagnosis for what the rest of us call Tennis Elbow. Okay, so what is Tennis Elbow exactly? An ‘Epicondyle’ is a bony knob – and ‘Lateral’ simply means to the side of the body. So your ‘Lateral Epicondyle’ is the bony knob on the outside of your […]
The symptoms of Tennis Elbow can include pain, weakness and tenderness at the outer elbow area (your Lateral Epicondyle). What IS Tennis Elbow? If the same thing is happening at your inner elbow, you may have Golfers Elbow instead of or in addition to your Tennis Elbow. How Tennis Elbow is diagnosed Most of the time […]
Muscle weakness is often partly a cause of Tennis Elbow (hand-in-hand with muscle tension) – So, why is it often so hard to make progress with exercises to strengthen those muscles?