Tennis elbow is described as an overuse injury causing pain at the outside of your elbow, especially when gripping or bending your wrist backwards. (Myofascial) trigger points are a common but overlooked cause. They cause tennis elbow either directly by causing abnormal tension on the injured tissue, or indirectly by causing pain that mimics tennis elbow. Trigger points are very commonly found in those suffering from tennis elbow, and trigger point therapies are very helpful in relieving or eliminating tennis elbow.
In this article we look at what trigger points are and how they cause tennis elbow. We will cover simple tests you can do to see if you have tennis elbow caused by trigger points, then give you a strategy to help eliminate your tennis elbow.
What is tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
What are trigger points
What causes tennis elbow
How trigger points cause tennis elbow
How is tennis elbow disagnosed (do you have tennis elbow)
Trigger points are often overlooked
Further problem: inadequate treatment of trigger points
Practical advice on tennis elbow prevention and treatment