Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tennis elbow new treatment

If you suffer from tennis elbow, there  may be hope for you. Tennis elbow, also known as, lateral epicondylitis, is an inflammation of the tendon of the elbow (epicondyle), due to an overuse injury.

According to a study that was held at the Lennox Hill hospital in New York and presented at the American orthopedic sport medicine meeting in Colorado, patient who use a rubber bar to do simple exercise, had a significantly improvement of there symptom, as well as there strenght.

Timothy Talyer and his team, discover that  76% compare to 12 % of the patient , doing eccentric exercise of the wrist extensors (exercise that lengthened the muscle), showed  improvement. The result for the strenght are one the same range.

The patient did there exercise using, a simple rubber bar called, Flex Bar, from Thera-band.

The usual treatment, for tennis elbow, is exercise, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and cortisone. The treatment is usually long, and costly.

The Flex bar, offer a good alternative treatment  at very low cost.