Muscle knots, also known as trigger points, can be considered one of the main reasons we feel pain and muscle aches. Most of the time when these two factors are the cause, doctors tend to misdiagnose it as something else. If a person develops more than a few swollen trigger points then a condition known as myofascial pain syndrome can develop. The typical location of these several irritated trigger points is located in the regions of the elbow and is referred to as tennis elbow. For patients who are tennis players, this condition is pretty common and hard to treat.
Tennis elbow affects the muscles that are right past your elbow and will generally focus on the ones on the back of your forearm. These converge into a single tendon and it is at this moment where the trigger points often become swollen and inflamed which will then result in tennis elbow. While tennis elbow is known as such due to the repetitive action of swinging a tennis racket often irritates these spots, they can also be aggravated by consecutive motions like computer typing.
The affected spot location that usually causes tennis elbow is typically called spot number five. Most, if not all, standard medicine will diagnose the client with tendinitis rather than a problem with irritated trigger points. This is when massage therapists care able to be of great use to patients fighting against this problematic condition. Self-treatment relating to a specific type of parlour massage London therapy is cheaper and involves much less risk than conventional physical therapy.
When a parlour massage London therapist starts work on reliving tennis elbow, they will tend to focus on a specific muscle in the area around the neck. The spot on the neck is often the answer to curing tennis elbow. Patients should not be shocked to find that there is pressure put on this location before moving on to the actual area of the problem. When trigger points in spot number five are antagonized, they typically run up along the arm and around the neck. Relieving muscle tension in this region can relax some of the muscle tension located in the elbow area.
Parlour massage London treatment for tennis elbow consists of trigger point massage therapy as it is the specific points that have become inflamed. The masseuse will first have to locate the area of irritation, which is normally the bony part near the outside edge of your elbow. This is the location where all of the muscles on the back of the arm come together.
Curing this area involves the masseuse pressing onto it for a specific period of time. There might be some pressure involved in this, but the masseuse will apply it slowly when beginning session to avoid further inflammation. Along with the trigger point area located in the elbow region, the trigger point therapy will also be done up near the neck region. After a few treatments, you will find longer lasting relief from tennis elbow.
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