Looking for treatment options to relieve Tennis Elbow Pain (tendonitis)?
Tennis elbow (or tendonitis) is a common issue for tennis players in Cincinnati and across the globe. However, tendonitis is not limited to tennis players – anyone can experience it.
What are some causes of Tendonitis
It is caused by repetitive motions of the arm, such as those that are common in tennis, but ironically, only a small fraction of Tennis Elbow cases are actually caused by playing tennis.
Tendonitis of the elbow can also be caused by other activities, such as painting or using a manual screwdriver, and is linked to other sports including football, javelin, discus, badminton and squash. All of these activities can cause the tendons in your forearm to become inflamed from overuse or misuse of your arm muscles. This is one injury you don't want to ignore.
Symptoms and Signs of Tennis Elbow
The symptoms and signs of tennis elbow can vary from person to person. A common symptom that you can look out for is pain and tenderness located on the outside of your elbow. You might also experience a radiating pain down your arm, as well as a general aching sensation. The area might also appear swollen and red, and you might have difficulty extending your arm or gripping objects.
Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow in Cincinnati
There are a variety of treatment options for tennis elbow, depending on the severity of the injury. If it is a mild case, you might be able to treat it at home with a few simple steps. Here are a few things you can do:
Rest your arm
This is one of the most important things you can do when you have tennis elbow. Avoid any activities that cause pain and swelling.
Ice the area
Apply a cold compress to the area for 15 minutes, three times a day. This will help to reduce the inflammation and pain.
Ibuprofen will help reduce the inflammation and pain.
Apply a heat compress
A heat compress can also be helpful in relieving the pain and swelling. Apply it for 15 minutes, three times a day.
This is a light, gentle massage that is ideal for treating tennis elbow. It helps to loosen the muscles and increase blood flow to the area.
Deep tissue massage (such as Active Release Techniques)
This type of massage is beneficial for treating chronic muscle tension and inflammation. It helps to break up the scar tissue and increase blood flow to the area.
This is a type of massage that uses pressure points to help relieve pain and tension. It is beneficial for treating a wide variety of injuries and conditions.
This is a type of massage that uses finger pressure and palm strokes to stimulate the body's energy pathways. It is beneficial for relieving pain and tension.
If your symptoms don't improve after a few days of home treatment, consider Peak Performace Sports Therapy for advanced massage therapy treatments. There are a variety of massage techniques that can be used, depending on the severity of the injury.
Prevention Strategies for Tendonitis
There are a few things you can do to help prevent tennis elbow from occurring. Here are a few tips:
- Stretch your arm muscles regularly. This will help keep them loose & flexible.
- Use a Theraband to strengthen your arm muscles.
- Limit activities that cause pain and swelling.
- Ice the area after any activities that put strain on your arm muscles.
Can Active Release Technique help with Tennis Elbow?
Yes! Tennis elbow is a common injury, but it doesn't have to be a permanent one. With the right treatment – such as Active Release Techniques – as well as prevention strategies, you can overcome this problem and get back to enjoying your favorite activities.
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If you are looking for treatment options for your Tennis Elbow Pain, please schedule an appointment with us through our online booking system. Our goal is to see clients for an initial visit as soon as possible, so we can get started on your treatment plan right away.