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Old March 9th 04, 06:35 AM
Rob Bechard
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Tennis Elbow, Anyone?

Tennis elbow relates to inflammation of tissues on the outside portion of
the elbow. The major site of inflammation is the tendon and its surrounding
sheath. Tendons are a continuation of the outer covering of muscle bundles
that extend to join muscle to bone. Each muscle bundle is wrapped in its
own covering.

When muscle bundles shorten and independently fail to fully lengthen, they'
re called trigger points. Offending trigger points often feel like tender
"knots". These shortened, tender muscle bundles are the forewarning of
tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow pain ranges from trivial to incapacitating. Mild cases are
painful after exercise and often worsen the next day. Advanced cases
involve pain that persists both during and after daily activity. The grip
is weakened and even lifting a coffee cup is agonizing.

Successful treatment of tennis elbow is dependent on frequent mechanical
pressure to both the inflamed tendon and the offending muscle tripper
points. Similar findings are published in the American Academy of
Orthopedic Surgeons, where Frank and Hart report: "Mechanical loading
influences cell behavior in all soft tissues, but how it does so isn't fully
understood". In 1997, research at Ball State University found conclusive
evidence that instrument-assisted longitudinal massage of injured tendons
will hasten recovery. Similar findings were documented by Dr. Andrew Bonci,
while researching Intracell technology and myofascial release. According to
Dr. Bonci, "Intracell Technology allows a rehabilitating patient to
self-perform therapeutic myofascial procedures with a high degree of
effectiveness. Dedicated use of the Intracell Stick will not only hasten
recovery, but will also reduce medical costs".

Dr. Pat Belcher, who practiced chiropractic orthopedics for 42 years prior
to this retirement has authored and published numerous articles on the
diagnosis of myofascial and Fibromyalgia pain. For more information contact
by e-mail Intracell technology/TheStick can be viewed on
the Internet at


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