Doctor of Chiropractic, Alan Mandell, demonstrates a simple technique that anyone can use for mobilizing and self correcting wrist joint fixations (which may help with Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow)
Video: Self-Correcting Tennis Elbow (What Most Doctors Don’t Know) – Doctor Alan Mandell demonstrates a simple wrist mobilization method
Dr. Mandell demonstrates the functions of the wrist flexors and extensors and explains part of the dynamic of how cumulative stresses cause Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow injuries.
He then explains how the insertions of the wrist extensors muscles (‘Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis and Longus’) act on the wrist, and discusses how the ‘Scaphoid’ and ‘Lunate’ carpal bones – and the joints between those bones – tend to get fixated or “jammed.”
Dr. Mandell then demonstrates a very simple technique that anyone can use for mobilizing and self correcting those carpal joint fixations.
(He claims this can provide relief from Tennis Elbow.)
Although, Dr. Mandell is the Chiropractor and the expert on fixated joints and how to mobilize them, I would not expect to see any lasting relief from this technique by itself.
In my practice, which is more “soft tissue manipulation focused,” I DO detect exactly the kind of fixations in the carpal joints of my clients that he’s discussing here…
But I can’t see how these issues can be truly resolved without a lot of soft tissue release of the adhesions in the Wrist Flexors and Extensors involved to normalize them and correct the abnormal patterns of tension that are “locking up” those carpal joints.
Nevertheless, I think this technique could very well be a good addition to an overall, comprehensive Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow treatment plan.
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