What is Tennis Elbow?
What Causes Tennis Elbow?
Surprisingly, Tennis Elbow only occurs in 5% of people who play tennis. It is commonly found to occur in people who are involved in jobs where they are required to perform repetitive types of motion. For example, cutting trees, playing a musical instrument, carpentry, rowing a boat, cutting meat etc. Due to the constant to-and-fro of the arm, the tendons that connect the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle to the elbow, develop rips and cause pain.
Apart from sport and certain occupations, age also seems to play a role in those who may be predisposed to developing a Tennis Elbow. The condition is found to mostly occur in adults who are between the ages of 30 and 50.
When to Seek Treatment for Tennis Elbow?
Early treatment of tennis elbow can facilitate a faster recovery and reduce the chance of re-occurrence. Bowen Therapy can help to increase blood flow to the area to increase the rate of healing and speed up recovery. Bowen can also help by working to release tension in the extensor muscles of the forearm which could be putting additional stress on the tendons of the elbow and preventing recovery. With Bowen Therapy treatment, the resting period required before relief from the pain is experienced tends to be significantly less than without treatment.
Without allowing the injury to heal, and continuing the activity that is aggravating the tennis elbow, the pain will likely get worse. In some extreme cases, medical procedures or surgery might be required.
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