Can massage help tennis elbow?
Massage manipulates trigger points and typically deals with the underlying causes of chronic pain. It manipulates the soft tissues and is an effective neuromuscular therapy. Tennis elbow is as a result of repetitive motion which causes strains on the area. There is the common extensor tendon in the elbow which lies near a trigger point popularly referred to as Perfect Spot No.5. When this trigger point is manipulated by skilled massage therapists, it provides a great amount of relief against wrist pain and the tennis elbow. Also, certain areas of the body are often linked. When a massage therapist applies pressure on seemingly unrelated areas of the body such as an area in the neck, and the scalene muscles, it reduces the discomfort caused by tennis elbow. These seemingly unrelated areas of the body are directly linked to the area of pain.