First thing that I want you to know is that the tendon is the part of the muscle that attaches it to a bone... every muscle has at least 2 tendons, one at either end of the muscle. Some muscles such as the biceps have 2 heads it will attach to 2 places via a tendon at each head. So the pain of tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow. That pain can spread down into your forearm and wrist.
There is also weakness associated with the pain making it difficult to shake hands, turn a door knob, lift a milk jug out of the fridge or even hold a cup of coffee. According to the Mayo Clinic the symptoms of Tennis Elbow include:
- pain slowly increasing around the outside of your elbow. Less often, pain may develop suddenly
- pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing object such as a hammer..
- pain is made worse when stabilizing or moving the wrist with force, such as lifting, using tools, opening jars, or even handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush or knife and fork.
There are several very effective procedures designed specifically for Tennis Elbow. Over the past 4 years I have had many success stories helping people with their pain from Tennis Elbow.
I have included a video from a clinic that gives very good movements that you can do at home to help yourself after your Bowen Treatment. Amber gives good instructions and you can refer to the video when ever you need to.