What is Tennis Elbow? Will massage help?

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imageWhat is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is the term given to the condition that involves inflammation or degeneration of the myofascial tissue of the common extensor belly/tendon of the posterior forearm and/or inflammation of it’s lateral epicondyle(figure 1) attachment on the humerus(bone by bicep). Tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis.

Over time with continuing overuse, the constant pulling of the common extensor tendon upon its bony attachment will eventually lead to irritation, swelling, and therefore pain at the periosteum of the lateral epicondylitis of the humerus.

If you’re a tennis player which has tennis elbow it’s most likely it is being caused by your backhand. Whether your technique is perfect or not, tennis elbow can still happen.

Other examples of people who suffer from tennis elbow are Check out counter workers, carpenters, or other manual labor ears swinging a tool, musicians playing an instrument as well.


Detailed massage  along with icing can help immensely in getting you back to 100%. Every therapist at Deep Tissue & Structural Healing can help you get significant relief!

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