Eccentric-concentric-isometric contractions produced the largest effect in the reduction of pain and improvement of function for lateral elbow tendinopathy.
A good manual therapy protocol for tennis elbow is fascial spreading, longitudinal and cross fiber strokes, and pin and stretch to the posterior forearm.
Assessment (diagnosis) of tennis elbow is done with active and passive range of motion, manual resistance, and palpation.
Self-care for tennis elbow should include frequent stretching of the hand and fingers into flexion. If inflammation is present, icing should be done.
Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and tightness at the common extensor belly/tendon, directly distal to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.
The cause of tennis elbow is overuse of the muscles that contribute to the common extensor belly/tendon of the posterior forearm.