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TENNIS ELBOW AND MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS
Pain associated with Tennis Elbow is often times the result of active Myofascial Trigger Points affecting the Supinator, Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus and the Extensor Digitorum muscles. Trigger Points, if treated properly by therapist, will reproduce the patient's "painful symptoms", exactly like they (Patients) would "normally" experience the pain during active use and/or during rest, depending upon which muscle(s) are afflicted with Trigger Points.

Elbow Pain
To fully understand the sources of elbow pain, it helps to have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the elbow. The elbow is a joint that connects the humerus bone in the upper arm and the ulna and radius bones of the forearm. It operates much like a hinge, with the bicep muscle of the upper arm allowing flexion and the triceps enabling extension.

Epicondylitis
Epicondylitis is a term that refers to the inflammation of tendons surrounding the elbow. It occurs in two forms, medial epicondylitis (golfer elbow) and lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), both of which have common underlying sources. Although the conditions engender considerable pain and impairment, they are receptive to treatment and efficacious interventions are available.

Symptoms Of Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is a common but debilitating condition that is caused by stress and strain on the tendons that surround the elbow. Its name stems from the high frequency with which tennis players encounter severe elbow pain. This pain is often due to poor grip on the racket and to poor balance between use of the wrist and use of the forearm during swings.

Tennis Elbow Treatments
Treatments for tennis elbow abound, and the key is to find the one that is right for you. Although many interventions bring temporary relief, few go right to the source of the problem to treat and prevent. In order to properly treat tennis elbow, one must target the muscles and tendons that create the injury.