How to fix your Elbow Pain
Elbow pain not associated with the joint itself is usually caused by four groups of muscles, the Biceps, Triceps, Finger Extensors and Finger Flexors.
Each group of muscles has a different way of loosening the tight fascia that causes the pain.
Tennis Elbow (Lying Down)
is pain on the outside of the forearm which is associated with the muscles that straighten your fingers. You use the tool by laying on on your side like the photo to the right, resting the outside muscles on the short option of tool and using the other hand to stretch the muscles sideways by rolling them against the tool from the elbow down their length. Put the tool on the outside of the muscle and rotate the forearm to push the muscles sideways. As always hold the stretch until the tight fascia releases sufficiently to give you relief.
Golfers Elbow (Sitting on chair)
Pain on the inside of your elbow is called golfers elbow. Sit at a table with your muscle on the tool and use your other hand to side stretch those muscles from the elbow down their length. Put the tool on the outside of the muscle and rotate the forearm to push the muscles sideways.
There are nerves in this area and so you need to do this in short periods to start with to make sure you are not putting pressure on those nerves. If you feel pins and needles, numbness, move the tool to another spot. Move the wrist into flexion and extension so you floss the muscle.
As always with the tool, start by using the tool for only a few minutes and not in the sorest area first, so you can gauge how the muscle or joint will react to the tool. Once you are comfortable using the tool you can increase the time spent on the tool in 5 min increments on it up to 30 minutes. Keep the tool in one spot until the pain or discomfort/tightness has gone or markedly reduced. You can stretch the muscle sideways which is a unique feature of the MMT by rolling your arm left or right until the side of the muscle is on the tool. this helps stretch the fascial skeleton of the muscle.