Saturday, July 21, 2018

Don’t Use Ice to Treat Your Tennis Elbow! (Really)

Should you put ice or heat on your Tennis Elbow?

Should you use ice therapy to treat your Tennis Elbow? Actually, no! – "But what about the inflammation?… All the medical websites and authorities say I should ice my elbow to reduce inflammation, because it's Tendonitis! Could they all be wrong?" Hint: Inflammation isn't the problem.

Don’t Use Ice to Treat Your Tennis Elbow! (Really) was originally published on: https://tenniselbowclassroom.com (Read the full article there.)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Do You Have Pickleball Elbow?


 

 

Pickleball Elbow Podcast Cover

If you play Pickleball and are starting to experience pain in your elbow area, look out! You may be coming down with a case of “Pickleball Elbow!”

Hi, this is Allen Willette with the Tennis Elbow Classroom podcast, and I want to help you get off on the right track, understanding and treating your Pickleball injury whether it's your inner or outer elbow that's hurting – and whether it's Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow.

Because, if you have a tendon injury in your elbow area, it's most likely going to end up being classified as either Tennis or Golfer's Elbow.

And I'd like to help you avoid the myths, and misconceptions and all the mistakes based on them – mistakes which derail a lot of sufferers and cause them a great deal of unnecessary suffering.

It's no joke! One of my student/members who plays Pickleball in Arizona (where the sport is apparently VERY popular) recently told me that half the people he plays with are experiencing elbow pain!

Well, maybe not HALF – but a large percentage of Pickleball players are either among the walking wounded, all wrapped up in braces or bands – or they're dropping out of matches like flies.

Why are so many players getting injured?...

Here's the link to the full article if you'd like to read along:

Full Article (With Podcast) On Pickleball Elbow

And while you're there, get my free video course:

'Tennis Elbow 101' – (6 videos on Tennis AND Golfer's Elbow)

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Monday, June 18, 2018

What Is Pickleball Elbow?



If you play Pickleball and are starting to experience pain in your elbow area related to playing, look out! You may be coming down with a case of “Pickleball Elbow!”

It’s no joke!… I just did a Skype consultation this morning with one of my student members who plays Pickleball in Arizona (where the sport is apparently VERY popular) and he told me that half the people he plays with are having elbow pain!

Well, maybe not HALF – but a significant number of Pickleball players are either walking wounded, all wrapped up in braces or bands – or dropping out of matches left and right.

Why so many? One theory, proposed by my student-member is that the vibrations involved in hitting a hard, plastic Pickleball, with the paddle used in the game, are considerably more intense than the vibrations involved in hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket.

And that seems like a good working theory to me! (I also notice that the volleys seem a lot faster than in tennis – There’s less running around, it’s more upper-body focused and the players are a lot closer together – so there are a lot more repetitions involved.)

What Are The Symptoms Of Pickleball Elbow?


The most common symptom is burning pain at the inner or outer elbow area, which can feel like that little bony knob (the Medial or Lateral Epicondyle) is literally “on fire!” Other major symptoms include:
  • Burning pain on the outside of the elbow
  • And/or burning pain at the inner elbow
  • Occasional sharp twinges of pain at either location (from the tendons, usually)
  • Tension, weakness and soreness in the muscles of the forearm (either side)
  • Stiffness, achiness and soreness in those areas upon waking every morning
Now, clinically speaking, I should point out that there isn’t really a medical condition known as ‘Pickleball Elbow’…

Read the full article on Pickleball Elbow and find out what to do about it here

(Originally published on: https://tenniselbowclassroom.com )

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dry Needling For Tennis Elbow


Podcast Cover: Dry Needling For Treating Tennis Elbow

Dry Needling is a treatment for Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow and other conditions that involves repeatedly sticking a needle into tissues (usually muscles or tendons) which are not healing properly in the hopes of stimulating a healing response.

Or for the purpose of "deactivating" highly-irritable, pain-causing spots in muscles, known as a 'Trigger Points.'

The needle in question can be either a Medical Hypodermic needle – (which is used in this case to penetrate the tissues but without injecting anything)...

OR it can be an Acupuncture needle, which is often referred to as 'Trigger Point Dry Needling' or 'Intramuscular Stimulation' (IMS) and which is a much more common practice.

It seems unfortunate, though, that the term Dry Needling has come to refer to two very different treatments – utilizing two very different types of needles...

After all, there's a very big difference between a thin, filament Acupuncture needle and a Medical Hypodermic Syringe!

So, in this episode, I'm going to cover separately what I think should be considered two distinct treatments.

Here's the link to the full article if you'd like to read along:

Full Article On Tennis Elbow And Dry Needling

And while you're there, get my free video course:

'Tennis Elbow 101' – (6 videos on Tennis AND Golfer's Elbow)

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Topical Treatments For Tennis Elbow: Do They Work?


Lotions, creams, sprays and medicated anti-inflammatory gels are often used to treat Tennis and Golfer's Elbow symptoms – But can these topical remedies help you heal your injured tendons – Or are they just going to rub you the wrong way?

Topical Treatments For Tennis Elbow: Lotions, Potions And Creams, Oh My! was originally published on: https://tenniselbowclassroom.com (Read the full article there.)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The 3 Key Principles Of Tennis Elbow Rehab Exercise


Are you looking for which exercises to do when you have Tennis Elbow – And which exercises are best?

You're in the right place – But let me ask you this, first: Are you sure it's the right time to begin those exercises?

Because, I have to tell you, there IS a right time and a wrong time to begin your Tennis Elbow rehab exercises!

And I'd to help you avoid the common mistake of starting them at the wrong time – Or in the wrong order, because it can make a huge difference to your healing and recovery!

So, let's talk about three key principles – that you won't likely hear anywhere else:

  • Why Tennis Elbow Rehab Exercises are NOT the top priority – in the beginning of your healing process,

  • How and why starting those Exercises right away often aggravates the injury,

  • WHAT the BEST Exercise to begin your Tennis Elbow rehab IS (when it is time to start)

  • (And why that exercise is NOT actually Wrist Extension)

So, put down those weights, bands or rubber bars for a minute – and let's reconsider this thing.

Because after 15 years of experience in treating Tennis Elbow and coaching people online, I've seen WAY too many people get these 3 things wrong…

(along with all the other treatment mistakes, like taking pills, icing, wearing a brace and getting Cortisone Shots)

Here's the link to the full article if you'd like to read along:

Full Article On Tennis Elbow Rehab

And while you're there, get my free video course:

'Tennis Elbow 101' – (6 videos on Tennis AND Golfer's Elbow)

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