Here is a very helpful taping technique that can help alleviate tennis elbow problems that are not very severe.
Mulligan Concept instructors Rick Crowell and Julie Paolino guide clinicians through one of several therapeutic taping techniques for tennis elbow. Physiotherapist Brian Mulligan is the originator of The Mulligan Concept, an internationally practiced and prescribed regimen of manual therapy and home exercise. For more detailed information regarding indications and contraindications for implementing and prescribing this technique, please reference Brian’s textbook (Manual Therapy: NAGS, SNAGS, MWMS, etc.) or attend a Mulligan Concept continuing education seminar. Enjoy the clip, it is one of 30 available on RxDVD, a Northeast Seminars (NES) publication.
THIS HURTS! What hurts…: patella tendom How you hurt it…: during climbing, it was gone for 3 months but now comes back When you hurt it…: first time 5 months ago and then for 3 weeks I had rest, after that was better, but from time to time after climbing I felt it. Since 2 days it came back and now is painfull and skin above ligamentum is red and warm Your pain level (1 is low, 10 is high pain): 5/10 Your age and overall health…: 30, I make lots of sport (taekwondo, tennis, climbing, hiking) YOUR INJURY COULD BE… Patellar Tendonitis REHAB YOUR INJURY BY… Icing: Use a cold pay for 15 minutes 2 to 3 times per day over the area of pain. Quad Stretch: Stand up, grab your ankle and point your knee gently down to the ground so you feel a stretch down your leg. Hold your stretch for 15 seconds and the release your leg. Repeat this 3 times on each leg. Massage: Gently massage across the muscle fibers in the knee area. You may use lotion to help reduce skin irritation
If you have ever had tennis elbow you would know how painful this malady can be.
THIS HURTS! What hurts…: Elbow and forarm. How you hurt it…: Not sure, maybe carrying armloads of heavy clothing for long distances, setting up tradeshow,lifting heavy objects. When you hurt it…: 4 monthsago. Your pain level (1 is low, 10 is high pain): 9. Your age and overall health…: 52 good health. Any other information you feel is relevant…: Loss of strength in arm and hand. Lifting objects with injured arm impossible. Painful when front of elbow is bumped. Sometimes burning sensation for no reason when arm is at rest. Starts in outside front of elbow area and radiates down to the hand. Cannot bear any wieght when pressing down on this arm, very painful. YOUR INJURY COULD BE… Tennis Elbow REHAB YOUR INJURY BY… Stretching: Straighten your elbow and pull your hand straight down. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds and release – do this 3 times. Go to the point of pain and not beyond – more is not necessarily better. Make sure you stretch both directions. Massage: Massage straight down and across the tendons that are sore in your elbow area. Use circular motions, apply deep pressure along the tendons and as it becomes less sore you may go across the tendons. You can do this yourself or have someone else do it for you. Massage all the way down to where you feel your pain. Use lotion to reduce ‘sticking’ on your skin. The pain should be less. If it is not, then you may be applying too much pressure. Icing: 15 minutes for 2 to 3 times per day, with at least one …