If you have tennis elbow that won't go away, this book is for you. If you don't have a lot of time and money to spend on rehabilitating your arm, this book is for you.
Drawing from the latest research, Treat Your Own Tennis Elbow will show you exactly how to fix your tennis elbow, or what doctors call lateral epicondylitis. In under 100 pages, readers will quickly learn what the problem is, how it got there, and what they can do to permanently eliminate it.
Based on randomized controlled trials from peer-reviewed journals, Treat Your Own Tennis Elbow offers a simple, yet effective program that can quite easily be done in the privacy of one's home with little cost or equipment. Handy worksheets are included to help the reader track their progress through a step-by-step plan which takes just minutes a day to complete.
Jim Johnson, P.T. is a physical therapist who has spent over eighteen years treating both inpatients and outpatients with a wide range of pain and mobility problems. He has written many books based completely on published research and controlled trials including The Multifidus Back Pain Solution, Treat Your Own Knees, The Sixty-Second Motivator, Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff, The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution, Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World and Exercise Beats Depression. His books have been translated into other languages and thousands of copies have been sold worldwide.
Besides working full-time as a clinician in a major teaching hospital and writing books, Jim Johnson is a certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys teaching physical therapy students from all over the United States.
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I spent a long time working my way out of the printing industry only to find myself right back in it last May - after 4 years at a real job - thanks to the economy and layoffs. So now my arm hurts like hades, especially after busy periods when we have a lot of overtime. It only seemed to get better over the 4th of July weekend holiday, so it was obvious it was my job. So what to do? I was willing to try about anything. I sure didn't want to go to the doctor, have them charge me a copayment, then tell me to take freakin' ADVIL - AGAIN!! Come on, guys. Been there done that - with headaches, back pain, swollen lymph node, etc. I can take Advil without a doctor visit. So, I'll cut to the chase - the book totally makes sense, totally explains everything in language I can understand, and it worked. I'll admit the "brace" idea scared me at first until I saw the picture on page 31. Page 31 pretty much nailed it though as to the exact cause. It showed exactly where this muscle is and what it does, and that's exactly the spot where I keep grabbing my arm and shaking out my hand. Now the brace I haven't bought yet, but my sister had some of those weights in storage so I went to get them. Here's the pleasant surprise - the exercises with the dumbbells on page 47 actually feel really good. It's like a stretching feeling that isn't unpleasant at all - maybe a mild sting is all. In fact, I did them every day at first which probably explains the stinging. But it feels good. And, there's a whole chart in the back that helps you keep track of when to do what. Now I'm following that, and it's going better (well the last couple of days I've been writing it down). I'll see if Walgreens or someone has that brace. But I'm practically pain free already. Also I volunteered to clear pallets for a week and work that muscle less - I'm sure that has something to do with it too. Giving the muscle a chance to heal, like the book says. In any case I got the whole thing read in one evening, got the answers I wanted. My day is full enough - I just wanted this pain to go away. Not another textbook. This was exactly what I was looking for.
A quick read that left a positive lasting impression and improved my overall quality of life! In short, “Treat Your Own Tennis Elbow” is an astonishing book that helped cure my elbow tendonitis. As an avid golfer and tennis player my elbow has not stopped hurting. Advil after Advil my nights were not the same. As a result I was looking for a different approach to helping me feel better and came across this book. It took me only an hour or so to read all the way through and began applying the information leaned shortly after. Everything from putting on an elbow brace to how to stretch out you elbow tendons is discussed and explained in an easy to follow, step-by-step Slowly but surly I started feeling better and now its almost as the pain was never there. This is definitely worth the investment and a book that I will refer back to time and time again. 5 Stars