Thread: Tennis Elbow
View Single Post
Old 01-25-2013, 12:18 AM   #5
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Tennis Elbow

I completely disagree with Mary with regard to limiting range of motion.

When I was doing a lot of heavy weightlifting I got tennis elbow in my right elbow and it was terrible.

This will be somewhat difficult to describe, but using some simple dynamic stretches for my wrist and elbow, and self-myofascial release on my forearm and upper arm using a tennis ball completely resolved the issue.

I have showed others a subset of the movements I used and was told that they could stop going to their physical therapists because my exercises worked better.

The cause of tennis elbow is in the muscles and connective tissue of the forearm, not in the elbow joint. You can alleviate the pain fairly quickly and easily.

You have to know your body.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
  Reply With Quote