Exercises for Tennis Elbow are easy enough to learn – The hard part is knowing when to do them. Done at the right time, exercises should help your recovery – But, done at the wrong time, they can make your injury worse.
Should you wear a brace as part of your Tennis Elbow treatment? Although they're recommended and sold everywhere you look, there are several reasons why supports like braces and splints may NOT be such a good idea for treating Tennis Elbow after all! (Unless "relief" in the short term is a higher priority than healing in the long term.)
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 […]
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 […]
Why do muscles – and especially tendons – often take so long to heal?… WHY don’t they fully recover from injury – even when you follow the “official” Tennis Elbow treatment advice to the letter?... And why do those tendons so often get re-injured in spite of your best efforts?
Tennis Elbow is caused by injury – by damage – to the tendons that connect to your outer elbow area (Lateral Epicondyle) and often damage to the muscles of those tendons – The tricky part is that the damage can come in several forms and they’re as different as night and day.
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?
Very often it’s the gradual build-up of muscle tension that causes the relentless tightness that perpetuates the vicious pain and injury cycle. Could this be a part of what’s keeping you stuck in the Tennis Elbow Triple Trap?
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