Hey there, as a massage therapist, I know that elbow pain can be a real pain (no pun intended!) and it’s a common condition that we see in our clients. Medical terms for this condition are Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), both caused by overuse and repetitive motions of the muscles and tendons that attach to the elbow.
Many of us may not realize that the frequent gripping we do during the day can flare up this condition. Whether it’s holding a computer mouse all day or gripping a snow shovel, these actions can put a lot of stress on the muscles and tendons that attach to your elbow.
The pain and discomfort may start off as a mild ache, but over time it can become more severe and even debilitating. This is because the muscles and tendons in the elbow are being overworked and not given enough time to rest and recover.
But, don’t worry! There are ways to prevent and treat this condition. Taking regular breaks throughout the day and avoiding repetitive motions can help. Stretching and strengthening the muscles and tendons that attach to your elbow can also reduce the stress on your elbow and improve the flexibility and strength of your elbow muscles and tendons.
And here’s where I come in! As a massage therapist, I can help to release tension and tightness in the muscles and tendons that attach to your elbow. This can help to reduce pain and discomfort and improve the flexibility and strength of your elbow muscles and tendons.
Additionally, massage therapy can increase blood flow and circulation to the affected area, which can help to reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process. Massage therapy can also help to reduce muscle spasms and cramping, which can contribute to pain and discomfort in the elbow.
Another benefit of massage therapy is that it can help to improve your range of motion and flexibility. This can be especially important for those who have developed tennis or golfer’s elbow, as the pain and discomfort can make it difficult to move your arm and elbow.
If you are suffering from pain and discomfort in your elbows, it’s important to speak to a massage therapist. We can help you to identify the specific movements and actions that may be causing the pain, and can provide you with a personalized treatment plan to help relieve the discomfort and pain.
In addition, we can work with you to develop a stretching and strengthening routine that is tailored to your specific needs and can help you to improve your flexibility and range of motion.
So, if you’re feeling the ache in your elbows, don’t let it get you down. With the right preventative measures and massage therapy, we can work together to alleviate the pain and help you get back to doing the things you love. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!
Our physiotherapist can help you feel better. You can book your appointment either Anil Rao, PT or Duane Brousmiche, PT to discuss any of your questions about your exercise routine.
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