If you’ve ever had a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) like Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondilitis, you know that it takes a few key elements to recover from.
One of the most essential elements of RSI injury rehab is doing an OVERHAUL of your habits! We call this your ADL / activities of daily living.
Firstly, you’ll need to literally STOP doing what you were doing that caused the injury! If it means taking time off or modifying your work duties, you absolutely must!
Secondly, once you’ve had some time off, recovery can take shape in many different ways in the form of corrective care and exercise.
Seeing a Myotherapist can help break up any restricted tissue causing the pain, which can help restore range of motion. Thirdly you can use heat therapy (as with most chronic pain conditions), to soften the muscles in the area so they can relax properly.
Dry Needling is another way Myotherapists help people recovery from RSI like tennis elbow. Dry Needling releases trigger points and increases blood flow to an area where restriction is causing pain.