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Treat Your Own Tennis Elbow [Paperback]

Jim Johnson
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Book Description

11 Feb 2010
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.

Want to avoid getting tennis elbow? The same treatment strategies and exercises in Treat Your Own Tennis Elbow will also prevent it!


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Product details

  • Paperback: 74 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (11 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608443906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608443901
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 28 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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See the author's website www.bodymending.com for more about the author and his specialized books.

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Treat Your Own Tennis Elbow
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Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis
Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis
Treat Your Own Hand and Thumb Osteoarthritis

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Chapter 1 titled "This Is the Spot Where All the Trouble Is" tells you where the problem is in your elbow. Sure you know your elbow hurts, but exactly what structure in your elbow is causing all the pain? Getting rid of tennis elbow once and for all starts with finding and treating the precise source of the problem.

Chapter 2 is "What Went Wrong at Your Elbow". Now that you know exactly where the problem lies, how did it get to be a problem? This chapter will tell you. Turns out the problem has nothing to do with inflammation in your elbow, but everything to do with a failed healing response. Hard to believe? Not after you've read the results of a detailed literature search I did on all the studies that looked at the tissue samples of people with tennis elbow. The microscope tells it like it is...

Chapter 3 is titled "What Your Prognosis Is". Prognosis can be defined as a prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease. Practically speaking, it's your chances of recovery. So if you have tennis elbow, what are your chances of getting back to normal? Is it best to get immediate treatment, or will Mother Nature heal all in time? After this chapter you'll know...

Chapter 4 is titled "A Surefire Way to Help Your Elbow Finally Heal". Now that you know exactly where the problem is and how it got to be that way, you can begin a targeted treatment plan. The first part is decreasing the stress on your elbow. Here you'll learn the correct way to use and apply a tennis elbow brace. They do work - but only if you put them on correctly - which I show you how to do with a series of pictures. The chapter ends by teaching you a strategy you can use that helps take stress off your elbow when you must do activities that could aggravate it.

Chapter 5 is "Doing This Will Repair the Damage". Where the last chapter showed you how to decrease stress off your elbow to create a healing enviroment, this chapter shows you specific exercises that have been shown to actually jump start the healing process in your elbow. Here you learn how to do an "eccentric" exercice that has been shown to encourage a new blood vessel supply in your elbow, promote the formation of healing tissue cells (such as fibroblasts) and healing materials (such as collagen), and actually makes newly formed tissue line up properly. You also learn how to properly stretch out the problem area in your elbow, and I've included 8-weeks' worth of exercise sheets so you'll know what to do, when to do it and how many times a day to do it. Remember, making progress with a few targeted exercises is the key to getting better - and this chapter will help you do just that!

Chapter 6 is"Measure Your Progress" and contains a handy scale you can use to measure improving elbow function. The book then ends with a reference section - the entire book is completely based on published research studies from peer-reviewed journals and randomized controlled trials - check them out if you wish.

• At a count of 74 pages, I wrote this book with the intention that the reader could finish it in just a few hours, and then be left with all the tools they need to get their elbow back to normal Additionally, I have also written it in a little larger print, so those with vision problems will have an easy time reading it.

You can learn more about the author and his books at bodymending.com

About the Author

Jim Johnson, P.T. is a physical therapist who has spent over twenty-one 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 Sixty-Second Motivator, Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff, The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution, Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis, Treat Your Own Hand and Thumb Osteoarthritis, Treat Your Own Achilles Tendinitis, and Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis. 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 large 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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book. 5 Feb 2012
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I purchased this book as a present for my father who suffered from tennis elbow for the last few years. He has visited many specialists and others not so specialized. This book sheds light over many misconceptions regarding this subject.The explanations are very precise, and corrected some mistakes on the exercises prescribed by some of the specialists, who were not very good at explaining how to perform them. I would recommend this book to anyone suffering from tennis elbow, since it gives a very good insight, and a basis with which to contrast the therapies suggested by doctors, if not try to improve the condition on your own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it promises! 11 Aug 2012
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I'm a regular gym user and in my late 30's. Started suffering from tennis elbow in ,my right and then left arm. Tried everything from acupuncture and resting but no help. I was desperate as my gym routine of using weights was scaled back drastically.

Bought this book along with some arm straps to relieve the pressure and pain. The book is easy to understand and made clear the reasons why tennis elbow occurs. It's NOT from inflammation as is commonly thought, but from over use of the muscle area that is painful.

I followed the exercises as suggested and within three months I was free from pain and my elbows are now stronger. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who suffers from tennis elbow and is desperate for answers on what to do.

No surgery or injections are needed. Just follow the plan - it works. Simple.

Buy it!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Easily the best book out there on the causes of tennis elbow and best ways of treating it and the exercises that you should be doing to strength the tendon/arm and prevent recurrance.

The only reason I can think of why this book isn't more well known is that the cover looks a bit amateurish. However, don't let that fool you - the context is absolutely first rate and brings together everything you need to know about treating tennis elbow - from clinical studies to diagrams of the tendons, to exercises etc.

10/10 quality book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worked a treat 23 Feb 2012
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I bought this book and followed the advice for around 3 months as I'd been suffering with pain caused by tennis elbow for a while and it wasn't getting any better.

The exercises and advice are spot on. Following the exercise regime and using the brace made a massive difference - I now have no pain at all and I only wear the brace when I'm actually playing tennis now as it's improved so much.

I know a lot of people who suffered for a long time with tennis elbow and numerous visits to the doctor, injections etc made no difference.

If you have tried the GP route with no results give this book a try - it worked extremely well for me!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money 14 April 2013
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I thought this was expensive when it arrived. It's a slim book, and half of the pages there are are simply for you to keep a record of the exercises you've done.

The book had three recommendations - and it was made clear that each of them had about a 50/50 chance of working (and cited the relevant research). The elbow strap didn't work for me, but the rest and exercise programme made a noticeable difference.

The book cost me half of what a visit to the physiotherapist would have done, and I got better advice from it than I did from three visits to the physio, so comparing 20 that worked against 120 that didn't, the book comes out as excellent value for money in spite of the low page count.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but worth the money. 6 Jan 2014
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Bought this based on the reviews. It does exactly what it says. Its good to read the background input first to get an understanding of what is going on with your elbow. His advice and exercises worked for me and you can't put a price on that!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sorted my elbow 4 Oct 2013
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Buy this book and cure your own tennis elbow (or in my case guitarist elbow.) I can now play for over an hour and getting daily better still.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A straightforward explanation 21 April 2013
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This book gives an easy to follow guide.

Remember not everyone is the same, so it will be ideal for some people but a disappointment for others.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile reading for suffers of this horrible condition
I started suffering from tennis elbow a few months ago, and the pain has really got me down. I always thought that this condition was one suffered by athletes, and couldn't... Read more
Published 1 month ago by L Hudson
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book but overpriced
This booked really helped me get over my bad elbow. However, most of the book is dedicated to background info on how an elbow works, muscles etc . Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jstar81
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
let you no in three months
Published 1 month ago by george reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful without being too long.
Started with decent explanation for understanding of tennis elbow, gave me some reassurance my general approach to it was right, but realisation that an exercise I was doing was... Read more
Published 1 month ago by J M Barnes
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but probably not worth the cost
Provides a good background on the problems and causes of tennis (/golf) elbow and has a handy list of exercises / exercise schedule, but there's not really anything in it that is... Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked really well for me!
This book has very positive reviews and I fully agree! I managed to treat my tennis elbow that I'd suffered from for 4-5 months (this was my first ever caused by a light racket). Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
Recommended by a physiotherapist friend, My elbow is slowly getting better i'm sure the exercises are helping. clear explanation for what's going on inside my elbow!
Published 7 months ago by Emma Middleton
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, but so far hasn't helped
I've given this a 3 star rating because I found the book itself very interesting and helpful and I learnt quite a lot about tennis elbow, however, I'm into the 6th week now of the... Read more
Published on 11 May 2012 by E. Kirby
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