Rapid and Permanent Healing of Severe Tennis Elbow
Good morning 4HSuperstars,
From carrying around my two boys for the last three years, I find my left elbow to be extremely painful to the point of not being able to lift at all (coffee cup this morning is even a challenge).
Does anyone have any healing advice? Sure appreciate anything I can get.
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I wish I did. I had a case of tennis elbow (well, bass player's elbow) for about a year and half. It gradually resolved on its own, but it took a while. The one thing I did try was this,
using a rubber bar I got on Amazon:
I didn't stick with it long enough to see if it worked, but it got really good reviews!
I have 3 suggestions:
Joint mobility, Indian Clubs, and Active Release Techniques.
I’ve got several years of experience practicing with these three:
Super Joints ()
Indian Clubs ()
They have been invaluable to my career as a road drummer. 15-20 minutes in the morning with the joint mobility and an additional 15-20 minutes with the Indian clubs 2-3 times a week can really help your elbows and shoulders (and the rest of you).
Active Release Techniques (), can be really effective for more specific issues. (I believe this is also discussed in the 4HB book.)
All of this stuff has worked well for me.
Hope this helps.
I used to have pain in my shoulders, knees and elbows from all the skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, and BMX riding when I was in my teens and 20's. Once I started taking krill oil I noticed a big difference. Very rarely do I have pain and I play a lot of beach volleyball nowadays. I use bungees to keep my rotator cuffs protected by keeping the joint muscles strong.
Well, I know this post is quite old - nevertheless do I want to share my experience with my tennis (or rather badminton and computer) elbow.
It got very bad last year in June/July - to the point that I couldn't even tie my shoes. I tried quite a bit; basically whatever the docs told me...injections, stretching, acupuncture,...
Nothing helped! Then, in August last year, my company invited us to a rockclimbing trip. I was not sure wether I should go because of my weight and my elbow and all...but I deicded to go and am still very glad I did!
After the trip, my tennis elbow was healed - from one moment to the next! After thinking about that, I came to the conclusion that it was the intense stretching from hanging between the rocks all that time. Funny thing is, when my doc told me, it could go away with intense stretching, I didn't believe it!
Since the reasons for my tennis elbow remain (computer typing, using the mouse, playing badminton,...) I keep stretching my arms a lot. The best way for me is to simply grab a high hanging bar or something and just relax. Hold that position for half a minute or so and redo a couple of times. This will also feel really good in your back