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Sports Tape Workshop

The uses and benefits of kinesiology tape are overwhelming! At Acorn Health, we have utilised it for issues such as sports injury, post-operative rehabilitation and severe bruising and to help ease postural strains when pregnant. 

Whether you’re training for your first marathon, getting ready for your next game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day, you already know that nothing slows you down faster than pain and injury.

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Sports tape is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, to name a few.

It also provides 24 hour relief per application, and each application can last up to 4 days through sweat, strain and humidity, and can even be worn in water thanks to the specially designed adhesive.

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Focus on: Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow, but doesn’t just affect tennis players. It’s clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, and often occurs as a result of strenuous, repetitive overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm.  Tennis elbow is a common condition- It’s estimated that as many as one in three people have tennis elbow at any given time!tennis elbow

Stress and repetitive strain of the muscles and tendons can cause tiny micro-tears to develop around the site where these structures attach on to the elbow (the lateral epicondyle).  This leads to pain, swelling, and inflammation.

Your pain may get worse when you:

  • grip something, for example holding a pen or shaking someone’s hand
  • twist your forearm, for example turning a door handle
  • use your keyboard or mouse
  • fully lengthen (extend) or bend your arm

Did you know?  Most mild cases of tennis elbow are self-limiting, meaning they will gradually get better with rest and self-help treatments.  However, if your symptoms don’t improve after a couple of weeks, it is worth seeing a healthcare professional.

Professional treatment generally focusses on reducing your pain and symptoms, and helping to speed your recovery. Massage and manipulation of the joints around the elbow can help reduce pain and stiffness, and improve the range of motion in the joint.

Self-Help Top Tips:

  1. Use a cold compress (such as an ice pack or frozen peas) and apply this over the painful elbow regularly to help soothe and settle the inflammation and ease your pain.
  2. Painkillers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as paracetamol and ibuprofen) may help reduce pain and inflammation.
  3. If your tennis elbow is caused by an activity that involves placing repeated strain on your elbow joint, such as tennis, changing your technique may alleviate the problem.
  4. Follow this link to see some exercises which may be helpful.

Any questions, queries or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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