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Tennis Elbow without the Racquet / Bio Skin Blog

Tennis Elbow without the Racquet

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Did you know that only 5% of patients treated for tennis elbow were actually injured while playing tennis?

Tennis elbow is a lot more common than you’d think and can be an occupational hazard or any job or activity involving repetitive gripping or twisting motions of the forearm muscles. Quite often gardeners, plumbers, dentists, mechanics and other professionals will experience this injury throughout the course of their career.

If your elbow is tender, specifically on the outer side of the elbow joint, you may have tennis elbow. Other signs of tennis elbow may include elbow pain when performing simple acts like twisting a doorknob, using a screwdriver or gripping a toothbrush.

Depending on your age, physical activity and severity of pain, you main need to seek a doctor’s advice on the best treatment. Often an elbow sleeve or forearm band is a helpful option to prevent pain and encourage a quicker recovery time.

The function of a tennis elbow strap is to reduce tension on the extensor tendon. Similar to when a finger holds down a string on the neck of the guitar, it reduces tension on the string distal to the fret where your fingers are located. The article “Are Tennis Elbow Straps Effective?” provides a further explanation on how tennis elbow straps work.

Bio Skin offers three incredibly comfortable options for tennis elbow—Standard Elbow Skin, Tennis Elbow Band or Tennis Elbow Skin. Constructed from Bio Skin’s patented thin, breathable, Ultima™ material, these premium supports provide extra compression and pain relief for your tennis elbow ailments.