Damage to the tendon on the outside of the elbow, commonly called tennis elbow, is the most common cause of elbow pain. It is most commonly caused by repetitive wrist extension which causes a micro-tearing of the common extensor tendon. A 2018 study in the Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery journal showed that elbow extension, forearm pronation, and wrist flexion was the most effective stretch for Tennis Elbow A 2014 study in the Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation supported eccentric exercise as part of a multi-modal approach to healing from Tennis Elbow
In addition to exercise, manipulation of the neck and upper back have been shown to decrease pain and disability in patients with Tennis Elbow. Manipulation of the elbow has shown to give an immediate decrease in pain and a substantial increase in pain-free grip. Manipulation of the wrist may be as effective as conventional treatment for Tennis Elbow.
As with any tendinosis, Tennis Elbow is associated with excessive, disorganized collagen formation, scarring, and contracture of tissue surrounding the tendon. Instrument Assisted Soft TIssue Mobilization (IASTM), like RockBlade, is thought to help mobilize scar tissue and increase pliability by re-initiating an inflammatory process through controlled micro-trauma. The use of IASTM has demonstrated “significantly better” outcomes than exercise alone: with almost 60% resolution of complaints after one month of care and almost 80% resolution after two months.
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