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.
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!
Proffered as THE quick fix cure for Tennis Elbow, research suggests Cortisone injections are highly effective for treating elbow tendon pain – But only in the short term! – In the long term it's all bad news, unfortunately. Learn why these shots should be avoided at all costs.
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!
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 […]
Should you use ice therapy to treat your Tennis Elbow? Actually, no! – "But what about the inflammation?… All the medical websites and authorities say I should ice my elbow to reduce inflammation, because it's Tendonitis! Could they all be wrong?" Hint: Inflammation isn't the problem.
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?