The most common symptoms of Lateral Epicondylitis,
also known as Tennis
Elbow, include sharp,
stabbing pain or general ache directly
on the lateral epicondyle located on the outside of the elbow or 1-2
inches below of it on the tendon where muscle
and tendon attach together. These symptoms most often present themselves
when grasping an object, like when shaking hands,or extending the elbow.
Tennis Elbow is most often caused by weak extensor muscles
put under unusual stress or normal, healthy extensor muscles subjected
to sudden trauma or repetitive overuse. A direct injury or repeated
trauma to a tendon/muscle can cause inflammation and a decrease in
its active use, which leads to muscle atrophy, and greater possibility
of re-injuring that tendon/muscle structure when activities are resumed.
The FLEXTEND® / Restore training system helps to
improve the strength, flexibility and endurance of the extensor muscles
at the musculotendinous and tenoperiosteal junctions which are the
most susceptible areas of injury. Increasing
the strength of the extensor muscles is highly
critical for the successful treatment
of Tennis Elbow, as well as the prevention of re-injury.