Well, I'm just going to be blunt here. I'm sick of this myth - It's a bunch of bunk. And here's a video I made to explain why icing is NOT a real Tennis Elbow treatment:
The Tennis Elbow Inflammation Myth
Why does everyone tell you to to treat your Tennis Elbow "inflammation" by icing the heck out of it?
Because inflammation is an obvious, patsy symptom that gets a bad rap - and the medical / pharma complex want's to sell you toxic, anti-inflammatory drugs that eat your stomach lining.
Let me repeat that: Inflammation is part of your healing process. It's the first of three steps.
So, if you fight the inflammation process you're essentially fighting your own healing process!
Yes, there is a time and a place for ice. For example, if you have an 'acute injury' where there's significant trauma and damage, like a sprain.
In that case there can be a lot of swelling from the sudden, dramatic onset of your inflammation process - and that's when you want to ice the area for a day or two in order to reduce the swelling.
Swelling is a "bad" side effect of inflammation. It clogs up your tissues and slows circulation and it makes sense to treat it with ice.
But there is rarely any real swelling with Tennis Elbow!
It's not an 'acute' type of injury - It's a chronic (long term / persistent) type of injury that needs a different approach - especially since tendons are slow to heal.
To Learn More About Tennis Elbow And How To Treat And Heal It Permanently
If you’re sick and tired of the run around... The standard treatments that don't work, doctors who offer only pills and the gimmicky, miracle-cure Internet remedies, then I invite you to visit my Tennis Elbow Classroom.
You'll learn how your healing process really works, and you'll get the virtual tutoring to show you how to treat your Tennis Elbow so it actually heals and you can make a full, lasting recovery:
Tennis Elbow Treatment Self-Help Program
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