Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is caused by the overuse of the extensor muscles. Lateral epicondylitis doesn't just affect those of us who play tennis. While tennis might be one of the leading causes for people to get tennis elbow, it can be caused by simple overuse of the forearm and elbow. It can also be caused by trauma to the elbow.
RockTape is a brand of KT tape (Kinesiology tape). Kinesiology tape is designed to support the muscles that have been overused and help to reduce further pain from use. RockTape is a great way to alleviate strain on the overused muscles that can contribute to tennis elbow. It is a simple, but effective way to allow your body to start recovering and to still be able to participate in the activities that initially caused the tennis elbow to form.
If you have experienced tennis elbow in the past, it isn't a bad idea to occasionally use RockTape as a preventative measure to avoid getting tendonitis in the future. It is best to mix the use of RockTape with some exercises that will help strengthen those muscles and lower the chances of getting tennis elbow in the future.
Ice massage is a common treatment for muscle and tendon injuries. There are many ways to apply ice massage, but none are as mess-free and re-useable as the cryosphere. Ice massage comes highly recommended by physical therapists as a way to help alleviate pain and inflammation. It is recommended to massage post-exercise as well as at least 1-2 times a day without exercise.
Cutting down on the inflammation gives your tendons the ability to heal. When you get injured, your body doesn't have a way to know exactly how severe an injury is so it sends white blood cells to release chemicals causing inflammation which over time can cause damage to your joints, this damage can turn into arthritis. Icing an injury allows for the inflammation to slow down and for the body to be more efficient in healing.
Combining KT Tape and Ice Massage for the Ultimate Recovery
Utilizing KT Tape before a workout and ice massage post-workout will allow your body to have every chance in recovering. If your tennis elbow is extreme, it is recommended to rest the injury, but still utilize KT Tape and ice massage for your recovery regardless if resting or participating in activity.
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