Tennis Elbow 101 is a free video intro course on Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow: Test, assess and diagnose yourself, learn more about the real cause and true nature of your injury – And discover a better treatment strategy – The 1st step to treating and beating it is understanding it!
How do you know if you have De Quervain’s Syndrome? – (A form of Tenosynovitis also known as Mommy Thumb, Smartphone Thumb and Gamer’s Thumb.) Just do these three simple tests. Article also discusses other possibilities.
Thumb pain: Mothers and fathers get it from picking up babies… Smartphone users, gamers, percussionists, golfers and anglers get it, too! – But it’s not a SIMPLE case of Tendonitis. It’s a more complicated tendon syndrome known as ‘De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis’ – Here’s what that is and how it develops
Two Orthopedic Surgeons, Luks and Berg, talk about Tennis Elbow: Its true nature, the risks of Cortisone Shots and why MRIs and surgery are rarely needed – A candid and revealing discussion!
‘Fluoroquinolone’ antibiotics are unfortunately notorious for causing tendon damage – including Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow and, more seriously, Achilles Tendon ruptures. (Cipro being the most well-known and often prescribed drug in this class)
How some tendon tears (focusing on Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow) can be healed with minimally-invasive alternatives like PRP, Stem Cell Injections, Tenex, TenJet etc – And, in some milder damage cases, possibly without any medical interventions, at all.
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow are not injuries that strictly plague golfers and tennis players! Here are the ten most common sports, work, music and hobby activities that also notoriously cause Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow and what they all have in common.
Should you get an MRI if you’ve been suffering from Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow for some time? – Do you need an MRI for diagnosis? When is the right time to ask for one, and once you’ve had it what do the results actually mean? (And are there any decent alternatives?)
How does casting and reeling sometimes end up causing so much pain? Here’s how to better understand and treat frustrating, painful fishing-related elbow overuse injuries, AKA, ‘Angler’s Elbow’ – And avoid the common mistakes that can impede your recovery.
What’s the best position to sleep in when you have Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow? Should your elbow be straight or bent? Is it a good idea to wear a brace in bed or not? – (IS it actually possible to get a good nights sleep with a bad case of Tennis Elbow!?)
In this podcast episode I interview Andrew Furmanczyk, a piano and music educator. Andrew joins me to share his Golfer’s Elbow recovery story, ponder the dilemma of injured piano players, and offer treatment and prevention tips to hurting pianists or those who are concerned about potential pain and injury.
Can you get Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow from walking your dog? (You sure can!) Here’s the key to healing leash-related dog-walking injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow.
As a pianist, is there anything worse than being injured? Repetitive Strain Injuries are the bane of piano players worldwide: Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis, DeQuervain’s, CTS – as well as Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow. Here’s the missing link to treatment, in many cases.
Should you use a brace to treat your Tennis Elbow? If so, what’s the best kind – and when should you wear it? Although there’s a time and place for supports, here’s how they can potentially slow your Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow recovery – and why you have to choose carefully if healing is your top priority!
Should you use ice therapy to treat your Tennis Elbow? Actually, no! – "But what about the inflammation?… All the medical websites and authorities say I should ice my elbow to reduce inflammation, because it's Tendonitis! Could they all be wrong?" Hint: Inflammation isn't the problem.
Overuse Sports Injuries are common among all kinds of cyclists, hence terms like “Mountain Bikers Elbow” and “Motocross Elbow.” Here’s how to treat and beat these injuries (which are usually Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow, technically) including bike fit and alignment tips for various bike types!
Is swimming good or bad for Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow? (Does it cause or aggravate it?) And could swimming possibly be a good rehab exercise – Especially if swimming didn’t cause it? (OR should you definitely stop swimming until your injury heals?)
Can you “scrape” your way out of Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow pain with the Graston Technique or another form of IASTM? – Are these metal tools the right approach to treating your muscle or tendon Scar Tissue issues? What about the risk of bruising you hear about? (Force or finesse?)
Can gardening and landscaping injure you? It certainly can! Here’s how it causes Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow and other wrist and thumb tendon injuries – And how to treat it right, so you can keep digging, planting, pruning and enjoying!
Among CrossFit athletes, Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow seem to be an all-too-common affliction (as well as other injuries) — Is there something inherently wrong with the CrossFit style of exercising that predisposes one to a much higher risk of injury? Here are 3 ways that it seems to!
Could Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy be an effective, new Tennis Elbow treatment - A breakthrough, even? - Or is it actually an expensive, unproven fad, driven by rock star-athlete publicity and questionable medical studies?