It may be called “Tennis Elbow,” but it’s not confined to tennis players. No matter the sport, occupation or activity that causes it, pain at the outside portion of your elbow – Tennis Elbow - is the number one physical problem every year in the US workplace and in sports.
While being the most common problem, Tennis Elbow is the easiest and simplest problem to relieve and address through quick and easy self-maintenance. You just need to know 2 things:
1. The root cause of Tennis Elbow is overused tight forearm muscles that chronically pull on their elbow tendon attachments, thereby causing inflammation (tendinitis)
2. The solution is to self-apply a simple professional therapy technique that relieves the pulling on the elbow tendon attachments and helps you to regain range of motion and suppleness in the forearm muscles. So, no more pain and you regain function, endurance and your natural levels of strength.
This therapy technique is simple to learn and use: Just locate a sore spot in your forearm muscles, put consistent pressure on that spot, and then flex the muscle that has the soreness. This process breaks up the tight muscle adhesions that limit movement. Check out the Armaid video on Tennis Elbow on our website or YouTube Channel for a visual guide to the technique.
There is no mystery about relieving and preventing Tennis Elbow if you go to the root cause (muscle adhesions)! Unfortunately, the current way the medical world responds is with drugs, cortisone injections, surgery or short-term PT clinical treatments - all of which are palliatives. Palliatives reduce the pain and can keep the problem from getting worse, but they simply don’t address the problem at its core; that is, they do not eliminate the chronically tight muscles that are causing the symptoms. The only way to true relief is to increase the muscle range of motion with the pro therapy technique I mentioned.
If you are in a high demand activity that causes Tennis Elbow, all you need is a few minutes a day to relieve tight muscles and regain your full range of motion - about as often as you brush your teeth, 2 to 3 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day.