The Truth About Tennis Elbow (WHAT REALLY CAUSES IT!)
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Tennis elbow is definitely one of the most common orthopedic sources of pain that can crush your ability to effectively workout let alone get through your day. The problem with tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis as it is more formerly known, is that the cure and treatment for it are often misguided. In this video, I show you the real cause of tennis elbow and where you should be looking if you want to learn how to fix it once and for all.
The first thing you have to realize is that the cause of pain is very seldom coming from the actual place that you are hurting! In the case of tennis elbow, the source of your symptoms is almost always going to be somewhere other than in your elbow. Just like in the knee, the elbow is a hinge joint with very little motion. Its function is dictated by the biomechanics available in the more mobile joints above and below it (the shoulder and wrist in this case).
If you want to fix tennis elbow once and for all you are going to need to start evaluating some of the possible deficiencies that you have in either your shoulder, forearm or wrist. I show you how weakness in the muscles on the opposite side of the forearm (your flexor/pronator group) can cause a compensatory chronic overactivity of the muscles on the top of your forearm. This causes tendonitis and inflammation that leads to the pain you normally associate with tennis elbow.
You can see however, if all you did was treat the symptoms without focusing on the weakness in the flexors you would never truly get rid of the lateral epicondylitis pain for good. If you want to know how to cure tennis elbow and start doing effective treatment or rehab for it you will have to figure out the real cause of the problem.
Additional causes are discussed including a lack of eccentric control of the muscles in the shoulder, especially when throwing. If you lack control of the scapular stabilizers or shoulder muscles themselves then your wrist extensors are going to have to work on overtime to pick up the slack for the weak muscles. This will again cause tennis elbow and unless you stop doing the traditional tennis elbow exercises and address this real source, you won’t ever treat the problem.
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