Tennis elbow is a painful affliction that affects the tendons in the elbow joint. It can be caused by overuse of the arm, commonly your dominant arm. The damage is focused around the muscles and tendons outside of the elbow joint, causes noticeable pain, and can limit your range of motion. Despite the name you don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. Many other athletes and people who work with their hands can get this ailment. When looking at how to treat tennis elbow there are a multitude of at home and professional options. How to Treat Tennis Elbow: At Home When looking at how to treat tennis elbow you’ll soon discover there are several at home methods you can use to alleviate your pain. These methods should seem very familiar if you’ve ever had any muscle injuries in the past. Basic at home treatment methods include the following. Continue reading →

Anyone who has had tennis elbow knows that it is a very uncomfortable condition.  It is also known as lateral epicondylitis and it results from overuse or strain of the tendon that attaches the bony outside of the elbow to the muscles in the forearm.  Many tennis players end up getting this condition – hence the name – but it is definitely possible to get it if you don’t play tennis. Basically, any type of activity that requires you to grip something repetitively can result in tennis elbow.  One of the several treatments that are often used to combat tennis elbow is known as the Graston Technique. How It Works The Graston Technique utilizes various stainless steel instruments to physically break down scar tissue in different parts of the body.  Pressure is applied with the steel instrument and moved in such a way that the underlying tissue is released and broken Continue reading →