What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a painful condition that affects the tendons in the elbow. This pain is typically caused by repetitive motions of the arm and wrist. Tennis elbow is, unfortunately, often not just a one-time painful injury but an injury that continues to recur over time.
The name suggests that this is a condition that affects only professional athletes but that is not true. Tennis elbow can affect anyone whose job involves repetitive motions that put a stress overload on tendons in and around the elbow. These could include professions like:
Tennis Elbow can be a condition that, if left untreated, can begin to disrupt everyday life and function. Pain often occurs in the elbow and can spread down to the forearm and wrist. This can make it difficult to perform tasks like holding a cup or cutlery, shaking hands and opening a door.
The Mayo Clinic lists some factors that may impact a person's susceptibility to Tennis Elbow. They include age, occupation and certain sport participation.
Tennis Elbow Solution
Massage is widely known as a very effective solution for those who suffer from tennis elbow. In particular, deep tissue massage has been known to have extremely positive results.
Massage therapy focuses on encouraging circulation and blood flow to the area and, subsequently, friction therapy is used in conjunction, to break down any tension and help to relieve any pain and possible muscle spasms.
If you suffer from tennis elbow, reach out to Magic Massage to discuss a treatment plan. Our team are excited to help you manage your condition.