Remedial Massage for Tennis ElbowThe Elbow | Remedial Massage For Tennis Elbow

Most of us tend to ignore the importance of the elbow, until the time comes that it gets hurt or becomes the cause of pain. Our elbows comprise of different structures such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and bones. It is often an injured/damaged/compressed tendon which becomes the cause of pain in the elbow, however, muscle injury, strained or inflamed nerves, and ligaments can also become troublesome in some cases.

What is tennis elbow? | Remedial Massage For Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow also referred to as lateral epicondylitis is one of the most common overuse disorders of the arm. It is caused by inflammation or degeneration of the extensor tendons of the wrist and hand close to the lateral epicondyle – the outermost side of the elbow.

This injury has earned its name because it affects a lot of people who play tennis, however, in reality, it can be experienced by a person who has never picked up a tennis racquet in their life. Any kind of sports or activity that involves repetitive stress on the muscles around the elbow, such as constant work with a computer, repetitive use of screwdriver/paintbrush/spanner, or repetitive grasping of objects can become the cause of tennis elbow.

Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow | Remedial Massage For Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow can either develop all of sudden (acute) or it may take a few days/weeks or even months to gradually show its symptoms (chronic). Whatever the case, you need to obtain an accurate diagnosis and start treatment as early as possible, as tennis elbow can be very troublesome to treat if left unattended.

Remedial Massage for Tennis Elbow

Remedial massage can be very effective, especially if the tennis elbow is chronic in nature. Remedial massage therapists use many proven techniques such as joint mobilisation, deep tissue massage, dry needling, facilitated stretching and other techniques to treat the pain associated with tennis elbow.

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