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What Is Selfie Elbow?

Is “Selfie Elbow” Really A NEW Medical Condition? (Or Just Tennis Elbow In Disguise?)

If your arm or elbow is starting to hurt from taking too many selfies, you may have the latest trendy Tech Injury, many are starting to call “Selfie Elbow.”

(Selfie Elbow is pain in the elbow caused by holding ones arm fully extended and putting one’s wrist in an awkward position to snap pictures of oneself over and over – AKA taking “selfie” pics.)

This video still applies, however, whether the pain you’re starting to feel is in your elbow, wrist or fingers – And whether it’s related to typing, texting OR selfie taking using your computer, tablet OR smartphone.

Because it appears that Selfie Elbow is just another, newer form of Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow.

(Lateral Epicondylitis or Medial Epicondylitis, or better yet, Epicondylosis or Epicondylopathy)

The same principles apply to this “new” Overuse Injury as with other Repetitive Strain Injuries.

The story that sparked a viral media buzz storm on this topic this summer was broken by Elle on June 30th, 2016.

“Selfie Elbow” Is a Real Medical Thing Now

It focused on Hoda Kotb, (a journalist and co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show) who was complaining of elbow pain to her Doctor, (and perhaps on the show) who asked her if she was playing a lot of tennis or ping pong.

She said that she didn’t play those games but had been taking a lot of selfie pics!

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And for an in-depth look, see my post:

Selfie Elbow 101: What Is It And How Do You Treat It?

https://tenniselbowclassroom.com/tennis-elbow-treatments/selfie-elbow/

Where you’ll also find video self-help home rehab programs for both Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow.

 

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Platelet-Rich Plasma For Treating Lateral Epicondylitis: Does It Work? [Video]

Could Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy be a new Tennis Elbow treatment breakthrough? – Or is it actually an expensive, unproven fad, driven by rock star-athlete publicity and questionable medical studies?

It certainly looks like it could be a promising, new approach to stubborn, chronic tendon problems, but the answer may not be clear just yet…

Here’s my full, detailed article on PRP and Tennis Elbow

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Who Is Tennis Elbow Tutor?

If you’ve been browsing my site or watching the videos on my Tennis Elbow Classroom YouTube channel, you may be wondering “Who’s this ‘Tennis Elbow Tutor’ guy?… What does he know about treating Tennis Elbow?… And why should you listen to me?” (You might also be wondering, “What’s this bee-sting thing you keep mentioning?”)

My name is Allen Willette, and in this video I finally share the incredibly frustrating experience of my ‘Wrist Extensor Tenosynovitis’ injury 25 years ago, all my struggles and crazy attempts to recover from it…
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New Golfers Elbow Self-Help Home Program

Announcing a new Golfers Elbow self treatment  program

New Golfer’s Elbow Self-Help Home Treatment Program Now Available

How to permanently break your vicious cycle of Golfer’s Elbow pain at home with this new all-video, self-help treatment, stretching and exercise video program.

This detailed, HD video guide – (composed of 3 therapy techniques, 3 stretches and 3 exercises) – will help you finally overcome your “Medial Epicondylitis” – By specifically targeting and treating the root of the problem in your muscles and tendons…

Learn more about the Golfer’s Elbow Program here.

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Yoga Injuries And Joint Hypermobility

Yoga Related Elbow Injuries

Views from 5 Yoga experts on Yoga injury risks – Especially Elbow Hyperextension injuries in Hypermobile Women.

Source: storify.com

Allen Willette, of Tennis Elbow Classroom, explores some of the risks of Yoga-related injury; compiling advice and perspectives from five (+) Yoga authorities on avoiding elbow, wrist and other joint injuries while practicing Yoga – Especially of concern for hypermobile Women.

See on ScoopIt: Yoga Injuries And Joint Hypermobility

If you practice Yoga, and have a degree of joint Hypermobility, be careful that you don’t “Hyperextend” your elbows, especially in certain upper-body, weight-bearing positions.

This may be particularly important if you have Tennis Elbow – In which case, it might be wise to temporarily avoid these and a few other “extended elbow” poses. (Where you’re putting weight on your arms.)

If you have a tendency toward Hypermobility due to Ligament Laxity (looseness) it’s possible to damage your elbow joint by overstretching already lax ligaments.

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Which “Gym” Exercises Should You Avoid When You Have Tennis Elbow?

Which upper-body strength-training exercises should you avoid, stop or modify when you have a Tennis Elbow injury?

Does it matter whether you use dumbbells or barbells? And is it better to do more ‘general’ exercises or be more ‘targeted’ and specific?
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Can You Keep Working Out With Weights When You Have Tennis Elbow?

Should you continue to lift weights or do upper-body strength-training exercises if you have a Tennis Elbow injury?… What if was caused by weight lifting in the first place?

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Why Isn’t Your Tennis Elbow Injury Healing?

VIDEO 4 In The “Two-Minute Tennis Elbow Tutorials” Series

If your Tennis Elbow hasn’t improved in several months or longer you’re probably wondering why it hasn’t healed by now – Or if it’s healing at all!…

Chances are, you’re finding out (the hard way, with great frustration!) it’s not enough to treat it drugs, ice, and braces – rest it a while – and expect it to heal, like they say…

The Two-Minute Tennis Elbow Tutorial Video Series
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The Tennis Elbow Inflammation Fallacy Part 2: Proof It’s Not Inflammatory

VIDEO #3 In The “Two-Minute Tennis Elbow Tutorial” Series

Is your Tennis Elbow “Inflamed?” – Probably not. Here’s the proof Tennis Elbow is NOT an inflammatory condition, and why the inflammation-fighting treatment approach is a dead end, and may do you more harm than good.

Here’s part one of The Inflammation Fallacy

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The Tennis Elbow Inflammation Fallacy: Why You Don’t Have To Fight It [VIDEO]

VIDEO #2 In The “Two-Minute Tennis Elbow Tutorial” Series

Inflammation: It’s the biggest #TennisElbow myth of all time! Here’s why you don’t have to chase, treat and worry about it – And why the inflammation-fighting approach is a dead end, and may do you more harm than good. Two-Minute Tutorial Video Intro

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Will A Tennis Elbow Brace Help You HEAL? [Video]

A Two-Minute Tennis Elbow Tutorial Video

The issue is not whether braces, bands and other supports can relieve Tennis Elbow pain – Many treatments and remedies can temporarily relieve pain.

The real question is: Will wearing a support help your injury HEAL better and faster?

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Two Minute Tennis Elbow Tutorial Video Series

I’m kicking off a new Tennis Elbow video series in a ‘Two-Minute Tutorial’ style.

Here’s the Two-Minute Tennis Elbow Tutorial playlist on my YouTube Channel

(Be sure to subscribe while you’re there to get the latest one right away.)

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Tennis Elbow Healing: How Long Does It Take – Weeks, Months Or YEARS!?

Some Tennis Elbow injuries take just weeks to heal, while others take months – even years! And a quick search of medical websites reveals a wide range of “typical” recovery times, and no single, solid answer. Why is that? In this video I do my best to explain:

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Tennis Elbow Rehab: Concentric Vs. Eccentric Exercise [Video]

There’s a lot of talk lately about the benefits of ‘Eccentric Exercise’ in Tennis Elbow rehab – But can one type of muscle contraction be that much more effective? – Or is the eccentric approach just another “gimmicky” exercise fad?

Full article, video and podcast on Eccentric Exercise

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Tennis Elbow Treatment: R.I.C.E. + Rest = Rust?

Does rest have any real value in treating your Tennis Elbow?

Treatment of Tennis Elbow: Rest Is Rust

Treating Tennis Elbow: Rest Is Rust

You usually hear how important it is to rest it as much as you can “While it heals”

But the belief that healing will “just happen” in a nice, orderly fashion while you’re resting, hoping and waiting is often wishful thinking when it comes to tendon injuries like Tennis Elbow.

See the full post: How essential is rest in the treatment of Tennis Elbow? (Video and podcast)

And learn why “You should rest it!” is not necessarily very helpful advice when treating these tendon problems (especially since it’s often Tendinosis)…

Hopefully before you waste several months resting – only to find your injury is no better.

Video: Why You Don’t Need To Rest Your Tennis Elbow

Watch this video on my channel: Forget Rest When Treating Your Tennis Elbow

See the full post with video and podcast on rest and Tennis Elbow Treatment along with dozens more posts, podcasts and videos.

On Scoop.It: Other Tennis Elbow Treatment stories

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Why Don’t The Pros Get Tennis Elbow?

Image of Tennis Player: Pros And Tennis ElbowThe general perception seems to be that professional tennis players don’t get Tennis Elbow…

They definitely do – although it does seems to be a rarity, so perhaps the question is:

“Why do pros get Tennis Elbow much less frequently than amateurs do, considering how much tennis they play?”

VIDEO, Post and Podcast: Tennis Pros And Elbow Injuries – Do They Get Them?

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Does Treating Tennis Elbow With Cortisone Shots – Do More Harm Than Good?

The Cortisone shot is the very definition of the “quick fix” when it comes to treating Tennis Elbow – It can often almost magically “disappear” pain, sometimes giving full relief in the short term. But at what cost…

Video on why Cortisone may not be such a good treatment for Tennis Elbow

Image of Syringe: Cortisone Shots For The Treatment Of Tennis Elbow

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Why Tennis Elbow Exercises Don’t Always Help

What If Tennis Elbow Exercises Don’t Work And They Only Make Your Elbow Pain Worse?

The essential exercises every Tennis Elbow sufferer needs are easy enough to learn – But it’s not always so easy to know when the right time is to do them.

If you begin your exercises at the right point in your healing process they should help your rehab and recovery from your Elbow Tendonitis…

BUT, if you do them at the wrong time they can all too easily aggravate your injury, cause you more pain and set you back in your recovery.

Read the full article with video on Tennis Elbow Exercises here (And over a dozen more articles and videos.)

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The Best Treatment for Tennis Elbow?

What’s the best remedy or treatment for Tennis Elbow healing, pain relief and recovery?

You have your anti-inflammatory pills, ice therapy, braces and bands – then there are the Lotions, potions, and gimmick devices… And don’t forget the dreaded Cortisone shot!

The problem is that Tennis Elbow can be extremely, stubbornly resistant to nearly everything you throw at it: Conventional treatments, remedies and so-called cures alike – In other words, they’re often useless – Why is that?

More about treatment for Tennis Elbow including dozens of articles and videos.

Tennis Elbow Treatment Program Card ImageFor a complete, self-help video program to help you break the vicious Tennis Elbow cycle – and end the pain finally and forever, please visit Tennis Elbow Classroom

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Treatment for Tennis Elbow: Braces – Bad Idea

Should you wear a brace as a treatment for Tennis Elbow?

There are all kind of braces, splints, wraps, straps and taping techniques often recommended to you when you have Tennis Elbow…

But I’m just going to tell it to you straight: I think the only these “supports” support most of the time is the revenue of those who make and sell them. (Notice the absence of ads for such things here.)

This video explains why they are not helpful (most of the time) – And how they can even slow your healing and recovery.

More about treatment for Tennis Elbow including dozens of articles and videos.

Tennis Elbow Treatment Program Card ImageFor a complete, self-help video program to help you break the vicious Tennis Elbow cycle – and end the pain finally and forever, please visit Tennis Elbow Classroom

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Treatment For Tennis Elbow: Don’t Use Ice!

Should you use ice therapy as a treatment for your Tennis Elbow?

No, it’s actually not a good way to treat Tennis Elbow at all – This video reveals why, despite the “common wisdom” and ALL the advice by authorities and medical websites, ice is of no benefit to treating and healing your Elbow Tendonitis:

More about treatment for Tennis Elbow including dozens of articles and videos.

Tennis Elbow Treatment Program Card ImageFor a complete, self-help video program to help you break the vicious Tennis Elbow cycle – and end the pain finally and forever, please visit Tennis Elbow Classroom

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What Are The Best Exercises For Tennis Elbow Rehab?

Best Tennis Elbow Exercises Podcast Cover Art

In this podcast episode: The three best exercises for Tennis Elbow, which one(s) you should start with, and how taking an “indirect approach” is the best way to “ease into” your rehab program.

To make a full recovery from your Lateral Epicondylitis, you’ll need several key strengthening / rehab exercises.

But should you just start doing them all at once? (For some, that’s a invitation for re-injury.)

Even if your injury is relatively minor, you’re still dealing with a tendon injury, which by nature is unpredictable, resistant to healing well and easily re-injured.

Listen to this episode above OR on your favorite platform below:

iTunes – All Tennis Elbow Classroom Podcast Episodes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/id1139929214

At Libsyn:

http://tenniselbowclassroom.libsyn.com/what-are-the-best-exercises-for-tennis-elbow

On Stitcher:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/e/what-are-the-best-tennis-elbow-exercises-45665566

On SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/tenniselbowclassroom/best-exercises-for-tennis-elbow-rehab

On Google Play:

https://play.google.com/music/m/Dybheffj3ac2fq5mauqh33oxnie?t=What_Are_The_Best_Tennis_Elbow_Exercises-Tennis_Elbow_Classroom

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Podcast: Lateral Epicondylitis – Should You Rest It?

Lateral Epicondylitis and Rest podcast cover art
When it comes to Tennis Elbow treatment advice, you almost always hear how important it is to “Rest it as much as possible while it heals!”

But, unfortunately, the idea that healing will “just happen” while you’re resting, hoping and waiting is a major misconception when it comes to tendon injuries.

Learn why “You should rest it!” is not very useful advice when treating tendon problems like Tennis Elbow (especially if it’s Tendinosis, which it often is)…

Hopefully, before you waste several months resting only to find the pain just as bad when you resume your activities – and realize you’re no better off!

Listen to this episode above OR on your favorite platform below:

iTunes – All Tennis Elbow Classroom Podcast Episodes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/id1139929214

At Libsyn:

http://tenniselbowclassroom.libsyn.com/resting-tennis-elbow-podcast

On Stitcher:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/e/should-you-rest-your-tennis-elbow-45665567

On SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/tenniselbowclassroom/tennis-elbow-treatment-rest-rice-rust

On Google Play:

https://play.google.com/music/m/Dkudgtysbsadglxdg5okhzbae6u?t=Should_You_Rest_Your_Tennis_Elbow-Tennis_Elbow_Classroom

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Podcast: The Goals Of Rehab Exercise For Lateral Epicondylitis

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What exactly are the goals of rehab exercise for Lateral Epicondylitis?

There are three key things you’re trying to accomplish with resistance exercise when recovering from a Tennis Elbow tendon injury, whether it’s Tendinosis, Tendonitis or a tendon tear:

  1. Muscle strengthening
  2. Tendon remodeling
  3. And tendon healing

In this podcast we look at each of these important Tennis Elbow exercise goals in detail.

Listen to this episode above OR on your favorite platform below:

iTunes – All Tennis Elbow Classroom Podcast Episodes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/id1139929214

At Libsyn:

http://tenniselbowclassroom.libsyn.com/the-goals-of-tennis-elbow-rehab-exercises

On Stitcher:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/e/the-goal-of-tennis-elbow-rehab-exercises-45665568

On SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/tenniselbowclassroom/tennis-elbow-exercise-rehab-goals

On Google Play:

https://play.google.com/music/m/Dzm24obxkwbso4gsmp6o4atxl6q?t=The_Goal_Of_Tennis_Elbow_Rehab_Exercises-Tennis_Elbow_Classroom

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Podcast: When Should You Start Rehab Exercises For Lateral Epicondylitis?

Starting Tennis Elbow Exercises Podcast Cover Art
The exercises you need for Tennis Elbow rehab are easy enough to learn – The hard part is knowing when to do them.

When done at the right time, exercises should help your recovery – But, done at the wrong time, they can make your injury worse, unfortunately!

Is the right approach to:

  • Rest for some weeks before starting exercises?
  • Do you need to wait for inflammation to go down first?
  • Or is it best to just jump right in and start them anytime?

Listen to this episode above OR on your favorite platform below:

iTunes – All Tennis Elbow Classroom Podcast Episodes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/id1139929214

At Libsyn:

http://tenniselbowclassroom.libsyn.com/tennis-elbow-rehab-exercise-timing

On Stitcher:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/e/when-should-you-begin-tennis-elbow-rehab-exercises-45665570

On SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/tenniselbowclassroom/tennis-elbow-exercise-myths

On Google Play:

https://play.google.com/music/m/Dqtgz4d6maevptnil4zwg4xk4gy?t=When_Should_You_Begin_Tennis_Elbow_Rehab_Exercises-Tennis_Elbow_Classroom

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Podcast: Cortisone Shots And Lateral Epicondylitis: Big Mistake

Cortisone shots podcast artwork
In the treatment of Tennis Elbow, the Cortisone shot is the go-to quick fix, often instantly erasing pain, almost like magic.

Research reveals, however, that the powerful but often fleeting benefits of Cortisone can come at a very high price in the form of long-term and sometimes very serious consequences to your tendons.

http://tunein.com/topic/?topicId=107924320

In this Tennis Elbow Classroom Podcast episode: Do Corticosteroid injections offer any tangible, lasting benefits to the healing process of your Lateral Epicondylitis, then?

Or is the promise of Cortisone’s instant relief little more than a deceptive mirage lulling you into a false sense of well being – until the illusion dissolves with your next relapse?

Here’s why getting the shot – especially multiple shots, may the worst mistake you could make!

Listen to this episode above OR on your favorite platform below:

iTunes – All Tennis Elbow Classroom Podcast Episodes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/id1139929214

At Libsyn:

http://tenniselbowclassroom.libsyn.com/cortisone-shots-and-tennis-elbow

On Stitcher:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/e/cortisone-shots-for-tennis-elbow-biggest-mistake-you-can-make-45665569

On SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/tenniselbowclassroom/cortisone-shots-for-tennis-elbow-treatment

On Google Play:

https://play.google.com/music/m/Dbbtaudtoxcqmdx3lhknif7yr64?t=Cortisone_Shots_For_Tennis_Elbow_Biggest_Mistake_You_Can_Make-Tennis_Elbow_Classroom

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Podcast: Don’t Ice Your Golfer’s Or Tennis Elbow!

Ice For Tennis Elbow

Should you use ice, “Cryotherapy” or the RICE Protocol to treat your Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow?

Actually, no – Despite what many experts and authorities claim – Learn why icing does NOT help your tendon injury heal and how this treatment can actually slow your recovery instead of aiding it, in this podcast episode below:

Or listen to this episode on your favorite platform:

iTunes – All Tennis Elbow Classroom Podcast Episodes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/id1139929214

On Stitcher:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tennis-elbow-classroom/e/dont-ice-your-tennis-elbow-or-golfers-elbow-45665572

At Google Play:

https://play.google.com/music/m/Dx3lty36tmcv37wpzd63mym74oq?t=Dont_Ice_Your_Tennis_Elbow_Or_Golfers_Elbow-Tennis_Elbow_Classroom

At Libsyn:

http://tenniselbowclassroom.libsyn.com/should-you-ice-your-tennis-elbow

On SoundCloud:

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