Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis Tennis Elbow

Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis Tennis Elbow

Certain well-known medical conditions are so common that they take on slightly less official terminology in the public eye, and issues like tennis and golfer's elbow are perfect representations of this. These are the layman's terms for two related but different conditions, both of which may often occur during the activities they get their names from -- and both of which may benefit from quality massage therapy care. 

At REMassage, we're here to provide that care, with a team of quality massage therapists that offers several effective massage therapy techniques. What are the actual terms for these issues, how do they differ, and how can massage help with both? Here's a simple rundown.

Defining Tennis and Golfer's Elbow

For those wondering, both these conditions have much more official medical names. Here are those names, plus some basics on each condition:

  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow): This is a condition that's caused by overuse or repetitive motion of the forearm muscles and tendons, resulting in pain on the outside of the elbow. It often occurs in those who play tennis frequently, but it can also be caused by other activities like painting or carpentry.
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow): This is similar to tennis elbow, but it occurs on the inside of the elbow and is caused by overuse or repetitive motion of the muscles and tendons in the forearm. It often affects golfers (thus the name), but again, other activities can cause it as well.

Massage and Recovery

For many people, massage is an excellent way to deal with both of these issues. Massage therapy can help improve blood circulation and promote tissue regeneration, both of which are key to helping the muscles and tendons recover from overuse or repetitive motion.

At REMassage, we offer several different types of massages that can be beneficial for treating tennis and golfer's elbow, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point massage. Our team of skilled therapists will work with you to determine the best type of massage for your needs.

Don't let tennis or golfer's elbow keep you from enjoying your favorite activities -- call REMassage today and schedule an appointment!

Recommending At-Home Exercises

In addition to our quality massage services, our team at REMassage also recommends some exercises and stretches that can help improve symptoms of tennis elbow and golfer's elbow. These may include options like wrist curls, forearm stretches, and grip strengtheners. Such exercises can help improve blood circulation and range of motion in the affected area, making it easier to recover from overuse or repetitive motion.

If you're dealing with tennis or golfer's elbow and are looking for quality massage care, call REMassage today! Our team will be happy to help you find relief through a combination of high-quality massage techniques. 

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