Tennis Elbow and How to Carry a Heavy Bag Below I have pasted a simple video than only runs for 1 minute. However is contains and absolute “nugget” if you are suffering from Tennis Elbow. You will know that one of the things that quickly makes your pain worse is carrying a bag. That can [...]. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
Top 10 Questions for Tennis Elbow – you know, the Who, Why, What, Where and When types of question. Along with do I need surgery or an injection? An invitation to contribute to the pages on What is the Best Brace for Tennis Elbow?. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
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In the short term and for severe pain see your doctor or pharmacist who can give you the appropriate anti-inflammatory medicine and / or pain killers.
There are some anti-inflammatory gels and rubs that you can apply directly to the skin if you don’t want to or are unable to take oral anti-inflammatories.
You can apply Ice packs to your elbow and forearm for 15 minutes at a time.
The method I prefer for your elbow pain is to make up an Ice Block and then rub this over the affected area.
Tennis Elbow Lateral Epicondylitis Therapy – Should I have an elbow injection?
If recommended by your specialist YES -
BUT in my opinion only after
- you can fully straighten your elbow
- you have a good stretch in your extensor muscles
- you have tried a few weeks of a structured rehab program
AND you still have pain!. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
This is the Best Tennis Elbow Exercise to stretch out your Tennis Elbow.
I much prefer the method shown in this video – you can accurately compare the two sides by how far forward you can take your wrist.
This is the technique I recommend you use to stretch out your elbow at least 2-3 times a day.
Initially aim to hold each stretch for at least 10-15 seconds and repeat 4 times.
It is possible to hold the stretch for 30 seconds with practice.
Rest for at least 10 seconds between each stretch.
We have to accept that generally with sport we are going to have some sort of injury problems. With Elbow and Forearm pain and a sport (or job) that involves repetitive gripping there is always a problem with deciding on when to restart activity and return to sport or work. Go back too soon and the injury flares up again. Take an extra few weeks off and you have missed out on training and preparing for a competition and also you lose conditioning and your competitive edge!
When do I return to sport? – When the test in the Video in the post does not cause significant pain….. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
Tennis Elbow Symptoms can be difficult to separate from other elbow problems.
Even if you have Tennis Elbow there may be several possible complicating factors which affect what exercises you need to be doing to get better.
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Epicondylitis – means inflammation of the epicondyle or the structures attached to it. Epicondylosis is probably the more correct term to use as the condition is more often longstanding and this involves degenerative changes in the structures involved. At the elbow you have two epicondyles one on the inner aspect of the lower humerus – the medial epicondyle and one on the outer aspect of the lower humerus the lateral epicondyle. Tennis Elbow affected the lateral epicondyle – lateral epicondylitis.. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post