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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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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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Treating Trigger Points - Triceps Brachii

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Treating Triceps Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Notes to the Video Above: The triceps brachii assists deceleration of flexion at the glenohumeral joint and the elbow joint. The radial nerve can often become irritated by contracture or spasm of the lateral aspect of this muscle. Clients will often present with pain in the neck and upper trapezius. Other symptoms can lead to a misdiagnosis of pain felt in the elbow and triceps brachii as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. Active trigger points in the triceps can make it difficult to extend the arm at the elbow. Clients often state that they...

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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 - Taping for Elbow Injuries

Posted by Julian Knight on

Taping for Lateral Elbow Injuries - Stuart Hinds   Taping techniques are increasingly performed after trigger point therapy sessions to help “unload” the treated muscle The use of taping has become increasingly common as an adjunct to manual therapy, and trigger point therapy offers a number of excellent opportunities to exploit the benefits of taping. Like so many manual therapy techniques, there is simply too little research to make a strong case one way or another for the benefits of taping. However, most therapists who use taping will tell you that it is often extremely effective as a method of providing support to...

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