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.
Treat Tennis Elbow (Lying Down)
Tennis elbow is pain on the outside of the forearm, which is associated with the muscles that straighten your fingers. You use this tool for elbow pain treatment by laying on your side like the photo below resting the outside muscles on the short option of the 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.
Relieve Golfer’s Elbow (Sitting on a chair)
Golfer’s elbow is tendonitis pain on the inside of your elbow. For this type of discomfort, Mobilization Magic™ proves to be an effective tool for elbow pain treatment. 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.
Remain aware that there are nerves in this area. Perform these stretches 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. When using this tool for elbow pain treatment, move the wrist into flexion and extension to 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-minute increments 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—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.
Whether you suffer from golfer’s (pain inside the elbow) or tennis elbow (pain on the outside,) our elbow massage tool has been designed to use gravity and body weight to relieve muscle and joint pain.
Is Massage Good for Elbow Pain?
The elbow pain you experience is associated with the joint or the surrounding muscles. An alternative to taking painkillers or having to visit a physiotherapist is massage. This method empowers you to provide self-relief because of the following.
- The pressure applied to the painful area when using the massage tool releases muscle tension.
- When in use, the tool also increases blood circulation to the area, which delivers oxygen to the muscles and aids the healing process.
- In addition to reducing soreness in the area, regular use of the massage tool also increases flexibility.
How Do You Massage a Sore Elbow?
Depending on whether you’re experiencing golfer’s or tennis elbow, you need to apply the concentrated force of the massage tool in the following ways:
- For relief from tennis elbow, lie on your side on the floor. Put the outside muscle of the upper forearm on the elbow massage tool and rotate the forearm to push the muscles sideways with your other hand.
- For golfer’s elbow, sit at a table and place your arms in the same position as described above while applying outward pressure to the muscle from the inside to the outside of the forearm.
Physiotherapist Peter Gregory designed the massage tool, so you can rest assured of improved mobility and muscle strength.