Tag Archive | Golfer’s Elbow
My @Quora post: Why Aren’t Sonograms Used More Often? Why isn’t Diagnostic Ultrasound / Ultrasonography used much more often in Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow diagnostics and assessment? Post by Allen Willette: Why Aren’t Sonograms Used More Often To Diagnose Tennis Elbow? Why Aren’t Sonograms Used More Often To Diagnose Tennis 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!
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 […]
Although it may be recommended by your Doctor, and seem like a good idea, there are several key reasons why a brace or support may NOT be a sensible treatment for your Tennis Elbow after all.
Answer by Allen Willette: No. Not only is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) falling out of favor for tendon problems like Tennis Elbow – it's usefulness for many other types of injury is now being questioned. One of the problems with using the RICE protocol to treat Tennis Elbow (or Golfer's Elbow) is that the […]