If you have Tennis Elbow and go to see your Doctor for diagnosis and treatment, it’s very likely that you’ll be given a prescription for Physical Therapy treatments. But, the question is: How likely are those treatment to help you fully recover? (Or to at least to put you well on your way to healing […]
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!
When you have an extremely stubborn, chronic case of Medial or Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow injury)… And you’ve been struggling with for it months – possibly even years! When should you realistically start to consider surgery as an option? How do you know if you’re a good candidate for a surgical procedure or […]
In the previous episode ‘Epicenter At The Epicondyle‘ we talked about the nature of Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow injuries… Including how the injury is almost always a gradual, chronic one – Not sudden and acute… And how the problem is one of Degeneration – Not inflammation. How it’s really Tendinosis not Tendonitis. And THAT calls […]
In this episode we get to the heart of the matter: The nature of the injury to the tendons. (I call it the ‘Epicenter’ because it’s the center of the Tennis Elbow Or Golfer’s Elbow injury and pain, and the area with the worst damage – Much like an earthquake.)
What’s the cause of Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow?What’s the insidious process by which repetitive motions, (whether related to work, tennis, golf or gardening) end up injuring you and causing you so much pain?
Tendon injuries like Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow are notorious for not healing easily or well – But why is that the case? Why are they often so stubborn and challenging to recover from? (This is the big picture view, which we’ll build on in later episodes – Honestly, I think I’m a little long-winded in […]