There is nothing worse than trying to treat an injury or condition when in fact what you think you have is not really the case.
Can you imagine the frustration!
It is not uncommon to do your research online when you are suffering from any sort of pain or injury and one website may refer to it with one term and then the next website you land on my refer to the exact same condition with the same symptoms as something completely different.
For example, elbow tendonitis, lateral epicondylitis and tennis elbow.
But here’s the thing…
They are not the same condition at all.
Even some of the most re-known medical websites flip-flop with terms to describe the same thing.
So how do you know how to best treat your condition when you don’t even know what it is you have?
Here’s how to tell the difference between lateral epicondylitis, elbow tendonitis (often called elbow tendinopathy or tendinitis) and tennis elbow.
Lateral epicondylitis and elbow tendonitis both reference chronic inflammation that is present in your elbow.
Because they both have “itis” at the end of the word, it stands for recurring, chronic or long term inflammation of muscle or tendon.
Lateral simply means to the side of your body.
Epicondyle refers to a bony knob.
Putting the two terms together you get a bony knob on the outside of your elbow.
What all three do have in common though is that it is your outer elbow that becomes affected.
Be sure to read my post right here on 5 steps to wipe out your pain fast.
Because medicine has evolved over decades, the concept of chronic inflammation for the most part is no longer relevant.
Here is what you must understand if you ever want to make a full recovery from your tennis elbow:
In only the most rarest of cases is tennis elbow an inflammation condition.
Medical research proved this many years ago yet…
The majority of Pharma and Drug companies don’t want you to know this (for obvious reasons).
The more “modern” clinical term for tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis and elbow tendonitis is tendinopathy.
Check out this article from the University of Washington Medical Faculty on tendonitis.
So if your Doctor diagnoses you with tendonitis or lateral epicondylitis, make sure you ask him if you really have inflammation in your elbow.
If you do, then your injury is quite “fresh”.
Meaning that the injury to the outside of your elbow is less than 3 weeks old.
But if you are like most individuals who are diagnosed with tennis elbow …
Your pain started out as a dull, aching pain that used to come and go throughout your day.
If this is the case for you, then the good news is that you most likely don’t have any serious damage done to your extensor tendon or muscles.
If your elbow pain is present and persistent everyday, no matter what you are doing – then the bad news is that you most likely have strained your tendon or muscles.
And in the most serious and severe of cases, your elbow pain is present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Does this sound like you?
Does your elbow pain increase and become almost too much to take if you grip, squeeze or hold an object in the hand of your injured arm?
Hopefully I have your attention.
You most likely have some form of tendon or muscle degeneration.
This is the worst case scenario but …
There are things you can do to help control your pain and start healing fast.
Regardless of whether you are in the acute or chronic phase of your injury.
Acute lateral epicondylitis can in many instances resolve itself with healthcare intervention and best treatment practices.
Whereas chronic cases of lateral epicondylitis may involve the most intensive of medical intervention resulting in surgery.
But before we get to the proven, blueprint formula for curing tennis elbow
It is absolutely critical that your pain and symptoms are 100 percent in line with those associated with lateral epicondylitis, elbow tendonitis and tennis elbow.
Do any of the following sound familiar?
Outer elbow pain that significantly gets worse when you pick up a bag, briefcase or anything with a handle.
The outside of your affected elbow is extremely tender to the touch.
Extending your wrist upwards, especially when holding an object in your hand causes pain and discomfort in your upper forearm.
What about everyday tasks you take for granted?
For example, opening the door on your fridge, using a screwdriver or other tools such as a hammer, or simply just gripping your coffee cup – are these quite painful and increase your elbow pain?
These are simply just a couple of the most common symptoms of tennis elbow.
For an exhaustive list, please read my article right here to be 100 percent certain.
So now that you know whether or not your elbow discomfort is tennis elbow …
There is no better time than the present to finally put this condition behind you so
You can get back into shape and still be able to do the things you love to do except this time you’ll be elbow pain free.
Don’t you agree?
Of course you do!
As I mentioned above, there is a proven, yet simple blueprint formula for tennis elbow relief that literally takes 3 minutes every other day to do.
And the best part …
Is that you will save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on so called Medical Experts, Doctors and Physical Therapy visits.
Not to mention the time you will save on driving to treatment appointments and the countless follow ups they will want you to commit too.
But here’s the thing…
This is not entirely all your fault.
Doctor’s are usually there to help you heal and recover but
Most Doctor’s are not specialized in the treatment of tennis elbow.
This is the reason why most of them either opt to inject your elbow with painful cortisone injections (it’s a quick fix – but only for 4 weeks) or refer you to Physio.
Want to know the best solution for a permanent and complete recovery?
It only involves 5 easy-to-follow steps at home and …
You can even stay seated on your couch and do them!
How easy and fantastic is that!
I’ve literally done all the work for you.
All you have to do is follow the steps in the video.
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