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.
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!)
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!