What is Tennis Elbow?
||Tennis Elbow (also know
as Lateral Epicondylitis) responds extremely well to Active
Release Technique treatments. With just four to six treatments,
we have a proven success rate of well over 90%.
What causes it?
Tennis Elbow is caused by inflammation of the
tendons at their attachment sites.
Tennis Elbow usually occurs when rigid, underused
tendons are suddenly stressed. This can be caused by direct trauma,
overuse, improper technique, equipment error, and even problems
from repetitive motion. Repetitive motion is the most common cause
of Tennis Elbow.
Why is it so painful?
With Tennis Elbow, when you experience muscle and
tendon pain, the tendon is literally being pulled from the bone.
This injury starts with microscopic tears in the muscle tissue that
lead to a series of inflammatory responses including:
- Tissue inflammation.
- Scarring and formation of adhesions.
- Shortening of the tendon.
Adhesions can occur as a result of acute injury, repetitive
motion, and constant pressure or tension. ART eliminates the pain
and dysfunction associated with these adhesions.
If this problem is not treated correctly your elbow
will continue to be re-injured. Worse, your game will suffer!
How can ART resolve Tennis
ART is a relatively new, and highly successful approach,
for the treatment of injuries to muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, and
surrounding soft tissues. ART has proven to be very effective for the
treatment of Tennis Elbow, with a success rate exceeding 90%. Traditional
treatments address only one area, but ART restores unimpeded motion and
function to all soft tissues associated with Tennis Elbow.
ART provides a means to diagnose and treat the underlying
causes of Cumulative Trauma Disorders. Typical symptoms include numbness,
tingling, burning, and aching. The goal of ART is to:
- Restore optimal texture and motion.
- Restore the function of the soft tissue.
- Release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels.
This is accomplished through the removal of adhesions in
the soft tissues through the application of specific ART protocols.
See the following topics for more information about ART:
Where can I find more information
We have recently published the first book about Active Release
Techniques, written specifically for the general public.
Release Your Pain - Resolving Repetitive
Strain Injuries with Active Release Techniques® (ART®)
is an informative, easy-to-read book, that helps you to understand
the true cause of repetitive strain injuries.
Did you know that many common therapies
(such as medication, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, massage,
electrical muscle stimulation, rest, exercise, and surgery) often
fail to effectively resolve Tennis Elbow. Read Release
Your Pain now to understand why these treatments often fail
to solve your problem, understand the real cause of the problem,
and see how ART can help to resolve your problem.
Understand the true cause of your pain, learn
how it can be resolved, then use the specially designed exercises included
in this book to prevent its reoccurrence.
Read our new book, Release
Your Pain, to see how Active Release Techniques can help you with
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||Active Release Technique,
and how it can help to resolve a broad range of soft tissue injuries.
||A recurrent problem suffered
by Golfers, and how just 3 to 4 ART treatments can resolve this condition.
||How repetitive strain
injuries occur, and what ART can do help resolve these injuries. ART
has been proven to be 90% effective in the resolution of conditions
such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome....WITHOUT surgery!
||Using ART to increase range of motion
and eliminate frozen shoulder.
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