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Tennis Elbow Classroom

A contrarian Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow resource, to help you sort through the myths and misconceptions around this frustrating, painful tendon curse. Brought to you by Allen Willette, 'Tennis Elbow Tutor' - Creator of the original self-help Internet video program: Tennis Elbow Classroom... Break Your Vicious Cycle!
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Sep 22, 2016

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Do you have a Tennis Elbow treatment plan? A consistent strategy based on how to – And just as importantly – How NOT to treat it?

Here's one based on straight-forward principles of healing and my decade-plus experience successfully treating Golfer's and Tennis Elbow sufferers.

Unfortunately, the typical Tennis Elbow treatment protocol tends to be overly focused on alleviating symptoms – Not on healing.

(And we always have to remember they are not the same thing – Sometimes they are mutually exclusive.)

If you completely heal your injury there should be no more pain – but there are a lot of things you can do to relieve pain (by suppressing it, usually) that have no positive effect on healing your injury, and which, can impede healing – or even worsen your injury.

So, it’s not surprising that so many Tennis and Golfer's Elbow sufferers find themselves scrambling from treatment to treatment and from cure to so-called “cure” – without a real strategy or a deeper understanding of the injury, in desperate search of relief…

This is especially true in the beginning – Before you understand how serious your Tennis Elbow injury really is…

Before you realize it's not going to just get better permanently with a little rest, a few pills and some ice…

And before you suddenly get it!... You're trapped in a terrible, vicious cycle!

So if you need a plan for escaping that vicious cycle – What I call, “The Tennis Elbow Triple Trap” this podcast episode is for you.

And if you'd like to learn more about the Tennis Elbow Classroom treatment strategy, please follow this for more detail

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Sep 13, 2016

Is Selfie Elbow a new medical condition?

Is your arm or elbow starting to hurt from taking large numbers of selfies?

You may have the latest Tech Injury, many have begun to call "Selfie Elbow."

(Selfie Elbow is pain in the elbow caused by holding ones arm fully extended and putting one's wrist in an awkward position to snap pictures of oneself over and over – AKA taking “selfie” pics.)

This podcast episode still applies, though, whether you're starting to feel pain in your elbow, wrist or fingers – And whether it's related to typing, texting OR selfie taking using your computer, tablet OR smartphone.

Because it appears that Selfie Elbow is just another, newer form of Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow, and not truly a unique, new medical condition.

(Lateral Epicondylitis or Medial Epicondylitis, or better yet, Epicondylosis or Epicondylopathy)

The same principles apply to this “new” Overuse Injury as with other Repetitive Strain Injuries.

For the full post, including links to sources, visit:

Selfie Elbow 101: What Is It And How Do You Treat It?

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Sep 1, 2016

In this podcast Allen Willette from Tennis Elbow Classroom discusses the pros and cons of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in the treatment of Golfer's and Tennis Elbow. Including:

  • Whether there's any evidence PRP is an effective treatment, (based on medical studies)
  • Whether it's worth the price – and the pain afterward (also sometimes during the procedure)
  • And whether there are any better alternatives (other approaches to achieving the same goals.)

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

PRP (and its less-sophisticated relative, Autologous Blood Injection) are in-office, minimally-invasive “non-surgical” procedures that begin by having a small amount of your blood drawn.

In the PRP procedure your blood is spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, by separating them from your red blood cells and your plasma, which is mostly water and Electrolytes.

Then your platelets (along with some of your plasma) is injected into the injured area that's not healing (usually a tendon or ligament.)

Platelets are cells in your blood that are mostly responsible for blood clotting, and they also secrete growth factors that are involved in tissue healing.

(The procedure with ABI is the same, except they skip the spinning and separating step, and simply inject you with the whole blood.)

For a deeper look at PRP and ABI, including medical study cites, links to mainstream news articles and more, read my post here:

Treating Tennis And Golfer's Elbow With PRP Therapy

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