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
Tennis Elbow Tendonitis / Tendinitis – degenerative changes in the tendon are caused by repetitive movements or overuse of the muscle and tendon unit. Any activity that involves forceful gripping and / or quick repeated movements of the hand can lead to these changes and Tennis Elbow Tendonitis arm pain.
Between 40 and 50% of all tennis players have experienced Tennis Elbow pain at least once, and for many it can persist for a long time and affect their participation in their sport.
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.
It is thought that an Acute Tennis Elbow injury consists of microscopic tears in the attachment of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis muscle to the bone.
This tearing results in the stimulation of the repair process which increases collagen production and new blood vessel growth.
This increase in blood vessels may explain the Tennis Elbow symptoms as well as a local increase in temperature.
I also discuss the action of the muscle at the elbow and wrist.. . . . .Click HERE to read the whole of the post
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
After reading this, you will have an understanding of
- the anatomy of the elbow region
- movements at the elbow and forearm joints
- what Tennis Elbow is
- why gripping and raquet sports cause Tennis Elbow