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Tennis Elbow Surgery: How Do You Know When It’s Time To Start Considering It? [Video]

Watch on YouTube here: Tennis Elbow Surgery – How Do You Know When It’s Time? (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Via Tennis Elbow Classroom

When you have an extremely stubborn, chronic case of Lateral Epicondylitis or Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow)

And you’ve been struggling with for it months – Or maybe even for years!

► When should you realistically begin to consider surgery as a treatment option?

► How do you know if you’re a good candidate for a surgical procedure or not?

► And when is it time to abandon more conservative treatment options, because you’ve tried hard enough and long enough?

(These are not easy thoughts to face or questions to deal with for anyone who considers surgery a last resort!)

I hope this episode helps you in your decision making process, if you find yourself starting to wonder!

Here’s my full, detailed post on this difficult question if you’d like to look at a few other considerations:

Tennis Elbow Surgery: When It’s Time? – (Five Key Points)

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Tennis Elbow 101: A Free Video Intro Course

Tennis Elbow 101

Get your free Tennis Elbow 101 video course here

Get a better perspective on your Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow injury!

Tennis Elbow 101 is a free, “beginners” educational video series for both Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow sufferers.

(This course is also for those who have been struggling with their injuries for months and looking for a better perspective!)

Test, assess and self-diagnose your injury – Learn more about the cause and true nature of Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow – And discover a better treatment strategy! –

Learn more and subscribe to Tennis Elbow 101 here

What You’ll Learn And Get Out Of This Free Course:

  • Learn how to test and “diagnose” yourself – Determine, quickly and easily, whether you have Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow…

  • Discover the true nature of your injury – It’s often said to be “Tendonitis” – But discover why it isn’t and why “inflammation” is NOT a problem (and what you need to focus on instead),

  • See why the “common wisdom approach” is wrong – And why the “standard treatments” for Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow are completely misdirected and usually a big mistake,

  • Discover a seemingly contradictory alternative treatment strategy – That will surprise you with its logical, sensible approach…

Learn more and subscribe to Tennis Elbow 101 here

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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?


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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It’s Tennis Elbow Season!

Warning Signs of Tennis and Golfer's Elbow to Watch Out For

Warning Signs Of Tennis And Golfer’s Elbow

It’s that time of year again when many people get back out on the tennis courts and golf courses and start swinging, volleying, chipping and driving!

Many call it spring – but I call it Tennis Elbow Season!

Sure, you can develop Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow at any time – Regardless of whether you play tennis or golf or not.

But there IS a certain time of year – (especially in the colder climates) when many start gardening, paddling, pitching and playing tennis again after a long and less active winter.

The problem is that we often don’t maintain our conditioning over the winter…

And when spring fever hits, enthusiasm surges with all the pent-up energy and desire to be outside playing again.

A risky combo that catches countless golfers, tennis players and other enthusiasts by surprise.

  • Here are the early warning signs of Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow,
  • What to do if you start noticing these telltale symptoms,
  • And how seriously you should take them.

And here’s the full article:

Article and video on telltale signs of Tennis Elbow

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Look Out! It’s Tennis Elbow Season – Warning Signs Of Tennis And Golfer’s Elbow

Watch on YouTube here: Look Out! It’s Tennis Elbow Season – Warning Signs Of Tennis And Golfer’s Elbow

Via Tennis Elbow Classroom

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Do I Need Surgery For My Lateral Epicondylitis?

In this video Philipp Streubel, M.D., of the UNMC College of Medicine, explains when to consider Tennis Elbow surgery – And reveals that it resolves on it’s own 90% of the time without surgical intervention.

Should I Have Surgery For My Lateral Epicondylitis? was originally published on: https://tenniselbowclassroom.com (Read the full article there.)

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Demo Of Minimally-Invasive FAST Tennis Elbow Surgical Procedure

In this video Surgeon, Dr. R. Jeffrey Cole presents the Tenex FAST procedure for Tennis Elbow surgery revealing that in most cases of Lateral Epicondylitis, “Rather than inflammation or Tendonitis, degeneration and scarring are present withing the deep under surface of the tendon,” – Stating that this damage can be quickly and easily repaired using this newer, less-invasive surgical procedure.

Demo Of Minimally-Invasive FAST Tennis Elbow Surgical Procedure was originally published on: https://tenniselbowclassroom.com (Read the full article there.)

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Wrist Pain With Biceps Curls: What Causes It And What To Do About It

For those of you who lift weights, Jeff is a good trainer to listen to. In this video he describes a type of wrist pain that’s common to weight lifters involving the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex, which includes cartilage and ligaments that are sometimes strained and torn.

Wrist Pain With Biceps Curl Exercises: What Causes It And What To Do About It was originally published on: https://tenniselbowclassroom.com (Read the full article there.)

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Doctor Demonstrates Exercises For Tennis Players With Tennis Elbow

Chiropractic Doctor demonstrates seven exercises for Tennis Elbow rehab and for improving shoulder strength – especially for tennis players.

Via youtube.com

Doctor Demonstrates Exercises For Tennis Players With Tennis Elbow was originally published on: https://tenniselbowclassroom.com (Read the full article there.)

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