Suffering with tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis? Please don’t just take anti-inflammatories and hope that it gets better!
You need to undo all of the bad habits that made your elbow sore in the first place!
The best place to start is by unlocking the tight muscles in your forearm using a massage stick or rolling pin (please wash it if you made pizzas last night)!
Here’s what you need to do:
- If you are injured on your left arm, tuck the stick under you left knee (see pic)
- Roll the stick up and down the topside of you left forearm smoothly and slowly
- Spend about 30-60 seconds unlocking the tight muscles
- Make sure you don’t put pressure on the bony part of the elbow or the sensitive tendon attachment site on the elbow
Here is our video demo, explaining what you need to do:
Hope you enjoyed that! If you would like to find out more about how to help your own tennis elbow, we have written an amazing video ebook, which contains a full 12-week recovery plan, self-treatment techniques, rehab exercises, an anti-inflammatory diet, sleep & fitness advice plus loads more.
Robert Griffiths BSc (Hons) Chiro DC
Doctor of Chiropractic