How To Heal Tennis Elbow And Golfer’s Elbow

How To Heal Tennis Elbow And Golfer’s Elbow

Elbows. We all have them. And, yes, these body parts get injured, too. Hopefully, you are part of the population that has never experienced the infamous tendonitis associated with the elbow. However, if you are part of the population that has experienced tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, or even wrist pain, you know that these particular injuries can be nagging, persistent, and really put a damper on both training and everyday life.

Tendonitis is basically inflammation of the tendons as they insert on the related bone. The tendons connect the muscles to the bones. The suffix “–itis” means inflammation and is usually paired with the associated body part, as in epicondylitis or Achilles tendonitis.

Acute inflammation is a natural, normal process in our bodies. Our bodies innately know what to do to heal themselves. Pain, swelling, redness, and warmth are all part of the acute inflammation response. This inflammation response is supposed to be fast and direct, not extended. It is when this inflammation response becomes chronic or even systemic that it is difficult to manage. Read More…