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Tennis elbow

Posted by SophiaX-697245 - Created: 9 years ago
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Posted by Clem-689387 - 9 years ago

Hey Sophia,
First of, if it really is tennis elbow, you should find one or more tender spots in the muscles on the outside aspect of your forearm, towards the elbow, especially where they attach at the elbow. Massage those deeply for a few minutes. It will hurt, and it may feel worse for the rest of the day if not the next day, but it should start to feel better afterwards.
Secondly, stretching it will generally relax the muscles, which is what you would need: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtQyqN2-Tm0
Otherwise, you can see a masseuse or preferably a physiotherapist to perform that.
The osteopath will do these two things as well, but most importantly embark on a quest to understand what in your body's biomechanics predisposed you (other than environmental) to getting this problem, therein preventing it to come back.
Acupuncture can work the same, it depends on how the practitioner applies it. Holistic or local/reductionist approach?...

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Posted by Eddie-664363 - 9 years ago

Hi Sophia

My wife had severe tennis elbow and had acupuncture. She had 7 sessions in total and it the pain disappeared. This treatment was carried out in the UK.

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Posted by smudgertompkins - 9 years ago


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