If you suffer from tennis elbow, you’re not alone. This annoying condition affects tennis players and non-players alike, and can be quite painful.
There is good news, though – massage can help! Deep transverse friction massage is a technique that’s often used to treat tennis elbow, and it can be very effective in reducing pain and improving function.
If you have tennis elbow — also called lateral epicondylitis — consider giving this type of massage a try. It just might give you the relief you’ve been looking for!
Tennis elbow is a common injury caused by repetitive motion
Tennis elbow is a condition that affects many people, especially those of us who use our arms repetitively such as athletes and manual laborers.
It’s a common injury caused by overworking the muscles and tendons responsible for controlling movement in the arm and can cause discomfort when you least expect it.
Characterized by pain or tenderness on the outside of the elbow joint, tennis elbow can occur due to irritation or damage of the tendons and muscles.
Fortunately, there are treatments available for this common injury that can ease discomfort – one popular solution is massage therapy.
Deep transverse friction massage in particular has been shown to reduce symptoms of tennis elbow and promote healing of the affected tendons and muscles.
Massage therapy can help to relieve pain and improve range of motion
Massage therapy can help your muscles relax, reduce any pain and even improve range of motion.
Rather than opting for traditional treatments such as prescription medications or surgical procedures, massage therapy provides non-invasive, natural relief with no risk of long-term side effects. It’s an ideal solution for naturally restoring comfort and freedom of movement to sore muscles.
Deep transverse friction massage is the most effective type of massage for tennis elbow
Research suggests that Deep transverse friction massage (DTFM) is an effective way to massage tennis elbow. DTFM works by breaking down small amounts of scar tissue, relieving tightness and restoring healthy muscle fibers and range of motion.
During a deep transverse friction massage treatment, the therapist applies pressure to and along the affected muscle fibers. The goal is to stimulate blood flow, reducing inflammation and adhesions in order to provide quick relief.
This massage technique is fast-acting and shows great results, making it the go-to when it comes to massaging clients with tennis elbow.
Massage therapy should be done by a professional therapist
Massage therapy is a great way to reduce pain and improve mobility, especially if you’re suffering from tennis elbow.
Unfortunately, trying to massage the sore area by yourself is likely to be ineffective. To ensure maximum benefit, you should seek out a professional therapist who is experienced in deep transverse friction massage technique. With their expertise, you may be able to improve your range of motion, ease pain, and reduce stiffness.
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