It’s summer and Tennis Elbow season is upon us! Here are the early warning signs of Tennis Elbow to watch for, what to do if you start feeling them – And how seriously you should take them.
If you have a severe, chronic case of Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow, when is it time to start thinking about surgery? – This video covers five key things to consider, including whether you’re a good candidate for surgery and whether you’ve really “tried everything!”
Do you have wrist or elbow pain from taking too many selfies? (Or texting or using your ipad?) You may have a “new” type of Tech Injury, many are starting to call “Selfie Elbow” – Only this isn’t truly a new condition, it’s just the repetitive actions causing it that are new. (It’s likely either Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow) – And we can treat that here at Body In Balance! (If you’re in the Marin / S.F. Bay Area)
Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Therapy an efficacious, new treatment approach to Lateral Epicondylitis / Tennis Elbow?… Or is it actually an over-priced, unproven fad, driven by famous-athlete publicity and marginal medical studies?
Yes, golfers do get Tennis Elbow – And a quick glance at golf websites, medical studies and injury statistics, shows that golfers actually seem to suffer this condition more often than Golfer’s Elbow! (But WHY is Tennis Elbow a more common golf injury?)
Is it a good idea to continue practicing Yoga while you’re recovering from Tennis Elbow? – And are there any Yoga poses that could exacerbate or even cause Tennis Elbow if done incorrectly?
Is it strictly necessary to stop playing tennis or golf when you have Tennis Elbow – Or is it sometimes okay to “play through it” – IF you’re conscientious?… And if it turns out that you really do need to take time off from the court or course to focus on healing, when is it safe to start playing again?
Which upper-body strength training / weight lifting / gym exercises should you avoid, stop or modify – when you have a Lateral Epicondylitis injury?
Is it alright to keep lifting weights or doing strength-training exercises for your upper-body if you have a Tennis Elbow injury? – Does it matter if your injury was caused by lifting weights in the first place? (What if it was from playing tennis or golf – Or computer use OR heavy physical work?)
Braces are claimed to relieve the pain of Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) – But isn’t the real issue whether wearing a brace, band or support will actually help your tendon injury heal? [VIDEO]
Are you still treating, fighting or worrying about inflammation? – Here’s why you can stop treating and fighting Tennis Elbow “inflammation.”
(What medical researches first started discovering DECADES ago about the original inflammation / “Tendinitis” theory on Tennis Elbow.)
“Why is it taking so long to heal?” is one of the most common Tennis Elbow treatment-oriented questions I’m asked – both online and in my practice. Why is it that some Tennis Elbow injuries take only weeks to recover from – while others take months or even years? And is there a way to avoid this and speed up your recovery?
There’s a lot of talk these days about the potential benefits of ‘Eccentric Exercise’ when it comes to Tennis Elbow treatment and rehab – But can one type of muscle contraction be that superior to another?… Or is the eccentric approach just another exercise fad that’s gotten a little too much buzz lately?
Video: The three best exercises for Tennis Elbow rehabilitation, which ones you should begin strengthening with – and how taking an “indirect approach” is the smart way to start your Tennis Elbow exercise program.
When you have Tennis Elbow you’ll hear that “You should rest it” – But is this really the best treatment advice? Learn why tendons don’t necessarily heal while you’re resting, hoping and waiting – And too much rest = RUST.
There are three key goals of exercise when recovering from Tennis Elbow, but is there really a perfect formula? And should exercise really be your top priority when treating your Tennis Elbow injury?
It seems like tennis pros rarely get injured with Tennis Elbow. Why is that considering how much tennis they play compared to those who play for fun and recreation?
When it comes to the treating Tennis Elbow, the Cortisone shot is the essence of the quick fix – It can often wipe away pain like magic, sometimes giving instant, total relief in the short term – But what about the long term? Are you going to end up regretting it if it ends up weakening your tendons and making your injury worse?
If Tennis Elbow is really just an inflamed tendon at your elbow – “Tendonitis” – or even a minor tear in the 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. It’s a different kind of injury altogether: Think TendinOSIS rather than TendonITIS.
If you do your rehab exercises at the right time they should definitely help your recovery from your Tennis Elbow – BUT, if you do them at the wrong time or in the wrong way they can just as easily backfire, aggravating your pain and injury – Why does that happen?