Lateral or Medial Epicondylitis, also known as tennis, golfer’s, or athlete’s elbow, is a painful overuse injury that develops with repetitive arm movements. Lack of blood flow, inflammation, and microtears in the tendons, fascia, and other connective tissues lead to poor healing and scar tissue.
Within tendinopathies, as these injuries are called, there are two parts. Tendons, which are connective tissue that attach muscles to bones, are made of thick bands of collagen fibers and due to a repetitive motion, tend to break down, tear and degenerate over time. Tendons also have poor circulation and blood supply, leading to slow healing, and heal slower than muscle.
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow:
Symptoms & risk factors
Tennis and golfer’s elbow is a very common joint condition that can affect anyone at any age.
The pain usually begins as tightness and stiffness in the forearms, then progresses to dull pain and muscle tightness. Sharp pain is felt during specific activities that require flexing the affected muscles, which can sometimes be severe and limiting.
People often ignore feelings of mild pain and discomfort in order to continue with their activities, which can worsen the condition.
Eventually, the affected area has undergone several cycles of injury and aggravations, producing debilitating pain, stiffness, weakness, numbness, and tenderness along the elbow and forearm that radiates through the wrist and hand. Sufferers report that it is difficult to lift or twist, push, or grasp everyday objects.
Among the many occupations and activities involving repetitive arm and wrist movements that can lead to tennis elbow are:
- Sports requiring hitting or pitching like golf, pickleball, tennis, and baseball
- Weightlifting, Yoga, Pilates, CrossFit®, and other forms of fitness
- Water sports like canoeing, kayaking, and fishing
- DIY and household activities like gardening, yard work, cooking, and household activities
- Biking, motorcycling, or riding an ATV
- General office workers who spend all day typing and using a mouse
- Plumbers, carpenters, electricians, and painters
- Guitarists, violinists, and drummers
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow: Relieving and treating pain
A reduction in arm mobility and strength will adversely affect your daily routine, sports performance, and ability to enjoy life.
The best way to get rid of tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow is by addressing the root cause.
Heat wraps, braces, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications can temporarily alleviate mild to moderate pain; however, they do not address the root cause. Massage guns and other tools claim to reduce pain, but they too do not treat the underlying cause.
A doctor may recommend rigorous physical therapy alone or with surgery, but if you are an active person with a busy schedule, that may not be possible or desirable.
When it comes to tennis and golfer’s elbow, restoring pain-free, unrestricted elbow joint function is accomplished by removing scar tissue adhesions, strengthening muscles, and promoting healing through the Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) method.
Fiix Elbow Device + Program
- WHAT IT DOES
The Fiix Elbow Device uses patented technology to automate IASTM deep tissue linear massage, which is a proven, evidence-based therapy method commonly used in physical therapy settings. Tendons with restricted circulation and reduced blood supply cannot heal properly or at all.
The wearable Fiix Elbow Device massages the forearm with a deep, efficient stroking motion that releases fascial adhesions and remodels connective tissue. Fiix Elbow boosts oxygen and stimulates blood flow, collagen production, and stem cell release, allowing the body to naturally heal the tendons, fascia, and tissues that cause you pain.
Results in 10-weeks
Improvement in functional activities
Improvement in grip strength
Experienced reduced pain
Results in 1-year
Reported no pain increase
Using your arm
should be pain-free
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