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Got Tennis Elbow? Massage Can Help Relieve it.

  • Category: Deep Tissue Massage
  • Published on Friday, 12 July 2013 15:08
  • Written by Stephanie Bedaw
Therapeutic Massage for Tennis Elbow
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Tennis elbows anyone? I have been seeing a lot of sore forearms and elbows lately. Considering I work primarily on CrossFit athletes this is a strange title for an injury since most of them do not play tennis. Tennis elbow is caused by the overuse of the arm, forearm and hand muscles, which causes pain in the outer part of the elbow.

Its medical name is Lateral epicondylitis. This being said, has anyone been doing a lot of cleans? The motion of gripping the bar, picking up the weight and flexing and extending your wrist will do that, especially when there are lots of them in a WOD, or in a week full of them in the box. Golfers elbow is pretty much the same thing just on the inside of the elbow.

Symptoms of Tennis elbow are:

  • Pain on the outside of the elbow
  • Painful when squeezing things or shaking someone's hand
  • Painful when moving your wrist, as to pick up weight when doing a lift

Treatment: I use a variety of massage therapy techniques to help relieve the pain cause by tennis elbow. Heat and ice, with deep tissue and myofascial release works wonders. I have seen lots of tennis elbow in the past few months and it's easier to treat if you come in when you first start to notice the pain. The longer you wait, the longer the healing process will take.

About Steph Bedaw

Stephanie Bedaw, Licensed Massage TherapistLicensed Massage Therapist Stephanie Bedaw is versed in a multitude of different massage modalities such as, myofascial release, deep tissue, sports massage, ROM, hot stone, Swedish, and Thai Yoga massage. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
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