Are you frustrated?
Not sure what exactly is going on?
Let me tell you…
I know exactly how you feel because I was in your shoes a few years back.
I kept asking myself, why won’t my elbow pain go away or get better?
It’s not like I was doing anything strenuous like exercising or doing any sort of repetitive actions on a daily basis.
But that’s just part of the story.
Then I started doing some research.
Perhaps you have started your own as well?
Am I right?
Well here’s the thing …
After much research, I discovered that there are basically 3 explanations as to why the pain in your elbow just won’t go away and keeps coming back.
As it turns out, there are 3 common injuries that can occur to your elbow region that don’t really take much force or strain to cause you pain and discomfort.
Check out this yahoo answers on why tennis elbow pain won’t go away.
Some good stuff in there!
So let’s address each of these 3 conditions so you can make your own decision as to what injury it is you have and…
How you go about treating it.
Now you’re probably wondering if a strain is the same as a sprain.
Am I right?
Simply stated: They are not the same – at all.
When you have a strain it means that the muscles or tendons at that specific location in your body have been stretched or torn.
If you have a strain on the inside of your elbow, that would mean that your flexor tendon and/or muscles have suffered a tear or been stretched beyond their normal range of motion.
On the other hand …
Pain on the outer part of your elbow which has been diagnosed as a strain means that your extensor muscles or tendons have been injured.
But that’s just part of the story …
A sprain occurs when you have stretching and/or tearing of your ligaments.
We know that ligaments is what connects your bones together at various joints throughout your body.
The three most important ligaments at your elbow consist of the anular, ulnar collateral and radial collateral.
The stretching or tearing of one or more of these ligaments will result in a sprain at your elbow.
As if that’s not enough…
How do you know whether you have a sprain or strain?
Get more detailed information on elbow strains and sprains by reading this post – it reveals much information not commonly talked about.
The only way is with an MRI – which of course you will have to pay for out of pocket unless you have insurance coverage.
Ask yourself these couple of questions:
Does your elbow hurt on the inside?
Does your pain and discomfort get worse when your flex your wrist?
How about when using a screwdriver – any pain?
These are common questions you would encounter if you visited your Doctor as he/she tried to diagnose your elbow problems.
Here’s the thing …
Although you most likely have not swung a golf club or perhaps even held one in your hand,
doesn’t mean you can’t be stricken with this condition.
The only reason why it’s called golfers elbow is because the first ever diagnosed case was of a golf player.
The name stuck.
If you are an avid golf player, you most definitely have friends who have or had golfers elbow.
Here’s what you must understand:
Golfers elbow affects your forearm flexor muscles and tendons.
So if you can imagine for a second, grabbing hold of a golf club and gripping down ever so tightly.
This repeated action over many rounds of golf causes micro tears in your forearm flexor muscles and/or tendons.
The key here is that it takes time to develop and almost never, ever happens overnight.
When trying to learn more about why it is your elbow hurts and the pain won’t go away,
you need to ask yourself the following question:
What is it that you do on a daily, weekly basis that requires repetitive squeezing, gripping, holding of an object in your hand?
This is the likely source of your condition.
Other questions to consider can be:
Does your elbow discomfort keep you awake at night?
Is it more noticeable during certain times of the day?
A little detective work can go a long way in helping you put your elbow pain behind you.
Which leads us to…
This is by far the number one most common type of elbow injury.
Millions upon millions of people worldwide develop this condition every year.
The numbers are only increasing and exploding exponentially.
Just like it’s twin brother(golfers elbow), tennis elbow does not only happen to tennis players or other racquet sport enthusiasts.
The true number and percentage of individuals who are diagnosed by a medical professional to have tennis elbow AND play tennis is a mere five percent.
Isn’t that incredible!
Leaving a huge 95 percent of people who get diagnosed with tennis elbow that DON’T even play the sport.
And that’s just part of the story…
Get ready for this!
You are more likely to get tennis elbow from cutting up vegetables, doing gardening, any sort of DIY projects, or at your daily job than you are from playing tennis.
What does this mean for you?
Well – think again what it is you do on a daily basis that causes your elbow pain to flare up or become more aggravated.
Think of any sort of repetitive movement or action where you are constantly extending your wrist.
For example, typing on a keyboard.
It may not sound to intensive but you can develop tennis elbow from using your keyboard and mouse.
This is fact!
So what exactly occurs from a anatomy perspective when you get tennis elbow.
Your forearm extensor muscles and tendons basically break down from wear, tear and strain of repeating the same movements and actions over and over again.
Again, I remind you that it’s not about how strenuous the activity is, it’s all about the repetitive nature of the action.
Holding tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, shovels, power tools, small utensils like knives, perhaps a Dentist with their small tools, etc…
The bottom line is that if you work with your hands in any sort of manual labour job or one where you are constantly gripping, squeezing, holding objects regardless of their physical weight…
The primary symptom of tennis elbow is pain on the outer part of your elbow.
You are considered high risk of getting tennis elbow.
Which is most likely what you have.
Especially if the pain is on the outside of your elbow.
Is this the case for you?
If so, don’t worry because …
Here’s the good news!
There is a drop-dead simple solution to your elbow pain which is guaranteed to put an end to your misery.
So you won’t have to worry about it coming and going ever again.
And the best part..
All it takes is 3 minutes every other day to perform these 5 steps from the chair you are sitting on this very second.
Yes it’s that easy.
Hopefully I’ve peaked your interest…
So the next step is up to you.
Now click on the button below and see these 5 quick and easy steps in action.
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