Tennis Elbow Is Usually NOT Tendonitis
If Tennis Elbow is really just an inflamed tendon at your elbow – “Tendonitis” – or even a minor tear in that tendon…
WHY then doesn’t it get better with a little ice, a little rest and a few anti-inflammatories?
One big reason is that Tennis Elbow is usually NOT that kind of injury.
In other words it’s not an ‘Acute’ injury – like a cut, tear, sprain, strain, fracture or other sudden trauma – It’s not a sudden, acute crisis. (Even when it feels like it is.)
See my video: What Is Tennis Elbow? for more on that, and why you shouldn’t use RICE on it (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.)
Usually there’s a gradual breakdown process happening to the tendon. It’s still technically an injury but it’s a ‘Chronic’ injury that has little or nothing in common with the ‘Acute’ kind (sprains, strains, etc.)
Tennis Elbow is usually a ‘Degenerative’ condition called ‘TendinOSIS’ – It’s rarely that inflammatory condition called Tendonitis. So, it’s probably not inflammation causing your pain.
Why does this matter so much? Because it completely changes how you need to treat it.
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Treatment in Marin / San Francisco
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Hint: No ice, braces, shots or pills – No “symptom masking” whatsoever – Just focused, hands-on Neuromuscular Therapies to help your muscles and tendons heal and recover naturally without dangerous drugs or invasive measures.