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Tennis elbow

"After using the Therawheel on everyone from professional basketball players to marathon runners, I can say that the Therawheel is universally craved by my clients. It immediately became a requested part of every training session, helping my athletes to improve flexibility, increase mobility and recover more quickly. And, because it is so easy to operate and not painful to use, athletes incorporate the Threrawheel into every workout session."

Bill Dean
Succeed Personal Training


Tennis elbow is a common ailment, even if you don't play tennis. If the phrase “Game. Set. Match.” is something you’ve never uttered, but you have exclaimed “Ouch!” out loud when bending your elbow, chances are you’ve got what is commonly called tennis elbow . . . even if you’ve never picked up a racket. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, results from daily repetitive overuse of your elbow either at the gym, your computer, the golf course, baseball diamond or on the tennis court, although fewer than five percent of patients with this condition actually play tennis. It frequently affects plumbers, painters, carpenters and butchers. This painful condition occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the outside of your elbow. Pain can also be felt in your forearm and wrist.

Therawheel is simply the most targeted, effective and convenient product on the market today to speed the recovery of athletic injuries. For people who have this injury, Therawheel gets results. The tool's compact design enables users to grasp it with one hand and roll the forearm muscles, or grasp the wheel itself and glide it toward you. The round tip can also be used on the forearm. 

Trigger Point Rolling

Tennis elbow can be very painful. Some times the thought of putting any pressure on the muscles around the inflamed area can cause people to turn and run. The large triceps muscles on the back of the arm attach at the elbow and can become tight adding to the injury cycle. Start with mobilizing the triceps and progress to the elbow. 


Strength training for the elbow can sometimes exacerbate the problem. If painful avoid lifting exercise. It is common for some heavy lifters to get tennis elbow from too much weight especially with lateral arm raises. Avoid lateral arm raises, biceps curls and triceps extensions early on. More often then not I see a weak link at the shoulder, specifically the rotator cuff. Strengthen the foundation of the shoulder to help the elbow. If pain occurs during this exercise reduce the tension or intensity. Stop if pain persists.

Eccentric strength training is another effective way to help resolve tennis elbow. The following video shows a great technique.


Stretching acute or inflamed tissue can lead to increased symptoms. For tennis elbow I recommend starting by pulling the fingers back towards you to lengthen the powerful biceps and pronator muscles. Make sure the elbow is straight or locked when doing this stretch. Pressing the fingers down as shown in the video should be gentle. If painful at lateral epicondyle discontinue and test again in 5-7 days and begin if pain free. 

The wheel’s patent-pending tapered design allows you to have targeted, localized treatment that you simply cannot achieve with other products. Because it goes in any direction, you can unlock tight muscles in ways that make them more pliable. Its versatility allows you to use it on any body part from neck to feet while standing, sitting, or lying down. With the Therawheel you achieve deeper tissue massage, while also having the ability to control the intensity by selecting which width of the wheel to use. Both its weight and wheel size are important factors in its effectiveness. At 1.75 lbs., Therawheel provides a completely therapeutic experience while being easier on the users hands, as the weight of the product replaces previous manual effort. And the wheel’s 4.5” circumference provides deeper massage of large muscles like hamstrings, quadriceps, piriformis and lower back.

To get back in the swing of things faster, add Therawheel to your doctor- or physical therapist-recommended tennis elbow recovery treatment. Therawheel is an innovative advancement in sports therapy developed by Tom Jennings, MED, ATC. Jennings, a former assistant athletic trainer with the Indiana Pacers, came up with the Therawheel concept initially as a way to assist professional and college athletic trainers and clinicians to more effectively treat their athletes and clients while minimizing the stress on their own hands as they treated injuries. After researching and experimenting with different iterations, Jennings landed on this solid, versatile product which can be used by professionals in treatment settings, as well as by athletes and individuals themselves to speed their recovery.