Strengthening exercises and stretching help alleviate the pain of tennis and golfer’s elbow, according to physiotherapy expert who shows the proper technique.
The cure for the repetitive motion injury of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow, colloquially known as tennis or golfer’s elbow, is more use.
“With tennis or golfer’s elbow, you need to settle it down and rest it but after that, the best research and evidence points to exercise as the most effective treatment for healing,” said Chris Zarski, a clinical assistant professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at Augustana Campus.
He explained that tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, which affects the outside of the forearm at the elbow, and golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis, which affects the inside, were believed to be related to inflammation, and thus a form of tendonitis. However, researchers and physicians began to notice these injuries were more often a form of tendinopathy, whe...