Kinesio Taping for Tennis Elbow
Damaged muscle tissue can cause the condition known as Tennis Elbow in the muscles that extend when the wrist and fingers are used for any physical activity. Although this condition occurs in 40% of tennis players, it can also occur with any person involved in repetitive manual activities. Tennis Elbow occurs in two stages, chronic and acute both of which cause extreme pain when the wrist is involved in gripping activities or when fingers are extended. In some cases, nerve irritation, tenderness and neck stiffness are also experienced.
How is it treated?
Tennis Elbow is treated using cortisone injections but this treatment is not a permanent solution as patients have reported increased pain resurgence after 3 months of treatment. The most effective way to manage the symptoms of Tennis Elbow is by using physiotherapy or athletic therapy. Edmonton athletic therapy has proven to be effective in reducing pain arising from Tennis Elbow. Another impressive pain management alternative, employed by Calgary athletic therapy, is Kinesio Taping which has found applications across the world. It is a method of applying a specially formulated, elastic tape to the injured or affected area which mimics the body’s movement and provides support to the applied portion.
How does Kinesio Taping help Tennis Elbow?
Kinesio Tape is 40% more elastic than regular athletic tape and moves with your body, therefore, you are not even likely to notice that you are wearing it. It provides superior support to the injured muscle and relieves pain caused due to its movement. Kinesio Tape increases blood flow and improves blood circulation in the body thereby promoting the body’s natural healing processes to aid in the treatment of injuries. For Tennis Elbow, Calgary athletic therapy makes use of specifically cut and measured Kinesio Tape which takes the pressure off of the muscles of the elbow and eases the pain caused when the elbow, wrist or fingers are moved.
Benefits of Kinesio Tape for Tennis Elbow
Calgary Athletic rehab aims to achieve the following in the short-term and long-term management of Tennis Elbow using Kinesio Tape:
- Reduction of elbow pain
- Facilitation of tissue repair
- Restoration of normal joint range of motion and function
- Restoration of normal muscle length, strength and movement patterns
- Normalization of your upper limb neurodynamics
- Normalization of cervical joint function
Edmonton athletic therapy for the treatment can also include gentle mobilization of your neck and elbow joints, electrotherapy, muscle stretches, neural mobilizations, massage and strengthening.
If you are suffering from Tennis Elbow syndrome due to an injury or degenerative conditions of the elbow muscles, seek rehabilitation from a local Calgary injury rehab service and avail of the incredible benefits of Kinesio Taping. Say goodbye to elbow pain with Calgary athletic therapy and the miracle Kinesio Tape.