Tennis Elbow 101: A Free Intro Course To Tennis And Golfer’s Elbow. January 7, 2017 By Allen Willette, Neuromuscular Therapist 45 Comments. Tennis Elbow 101 is a free video intro course on Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow: Test, assess and diagnose yourself, learn more about the real cause and true nature of your injury – And discover a better treatment strategy – The 1st step to treating and beating it is understanding it!
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Tennis elbow is the common phrase for lateral epicondylitis when the tendons that attach to the bony prominence at the elbow become inflamed or suffer microtears. Tennis players, when performing a backhand stroke, experience forces that place the tendons of the elbow in a position of strain.
Golfer's and Tennis Elbow are pretty low on the scale of priorities, after all, so how could we even begin to blame them if they're not all experts on Tennis Elbow. Golfer's and Tennis Elbow are soft tissue issues – meaning they are muscle and tendon problems – and there's no debate about that.
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender. The pain may also extend into the back of the forearm and grip strength may be weak. Onset of symptoms is generally gradual. Golfer's elbow is a similar condition that affects the inside of the elbow. It is due to excessive use of the muscles of the back of the forearm. Typically this occurs as a result of over use during work or sports, classically racquet sports. T
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The Rotator Cuff: These muscles are the primary stabilizers of the shoulder joint – (Lack of strength and stability here often manifests in mysterious shoulder and upper arm pain – as well as compensations in the forearm, which contribute greatly to Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow!)
Knowing how to assess/diagnose tennis elbow is an extension of our understanding of the underlying pathomechanics of the condition. Active extension range of motion of the hand at the wrist joint or the fingers at the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints will likely cause pain because the associated musculature contracts and pulls on the common extensor tendon and the lateral ...