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Treating Tennis Elbow

Posted by Judith Winer on

 Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)        Massage Therapy for Tennis Elbow - Maureen Abson Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), is the most common elbow overuse injury in the adult population The Tennis Elbow condition causes the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow to become tender and sore. In the more severe cases, the pain may become debilitating. This condition is usually related to strain or overuse of the muscles attaching to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus or, less frequently, a direct trauma. Typically, the extensor muscles of the forearm, which extend and straighten the wrist, become strained...

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Treating Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by Judith Winer on

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome   Treating Cubital Tunnel Syndrome     Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is sometimes known as “funny bone” syndrome, but there is nothing funny about a traumatized Ulnar nerve The Ulnar nerve is one of the three key nerves supplying sensation and power to the arm, wrist, and hand. The Ulnar Nerve is positioned in a slightly vulnerable position in the Cubital Fossa, where it can become traumatized; even sitting and leaning elbows on armrests or a desk can be enough to do this.   Any intense physical activity that adds pressure to the nerve can cause CTS,...

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How To Treat Golfers Elbow

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a form of tendinitis similar to tennis elbow       Golfing is one of many root causes of the condition, which in reality can occur from any activity where there is overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm. Whilst the symptoms including pain at the elbow may be similar to tennis elbow, in the case of golfer’s elbow the pain and inflammation are experienced at the inside - medial side - of the joint. The medial epicondyle is a bony prominence on the inside of the elbow. It is the insertion point for the...

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Wrist Sprains - How To Find Trigger Points

Posted by Christopher Hamze on

  Trigger Point Overview - Wrist Extensors   Trigger points in the wrist extensor muscles are incredibly common and are often related to repetitive strain injuries, primarily associated with gripping. In some cases, these trigger points (left untreated) may be the cause of more complex injuries. An example of this is a situation that we often see with long-distance drivers. In these cases, the trigger points evolve over time as a result of repetitive use of the hands to squeeze and operate the steering wheel and gears. The trigger points cause the muscles in the wrist extensors to become shorter...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Nerve Entrapment Syndromes - Stuart Hinds   Nerve Entrapment Syndromes Nerve entrapments are not overly common but well worth exploring as trigger point therapy has been demonstrated to relieve symptoms. In about half the cases of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome for example, studies have shown that clients will usually recover without the need for surgical intervention, and stress the importance of education to help clients avoid provocative movements such as protracted periods of elbow flexion. In these cases, the clients rehabilitation can be greatly assisted with a program of trigger point therapy to help relieve the symptoms whilst the condition is slowly...

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