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  • this technique is commonly used for tennis elbow, which is known as

  • lateral epicondylitis. It is actually an irritation of the muscle attachments on

  • the outside part of the elbow right here

  • and what I'm going to have

  • the patient do is grab the middle finger, that's a good place to start

  • fully flex the wrist

  • and pronate, or turn the arm slightly outward.

  • The tape will be placed over this muscle. I'm going to tear one piece

  • I'm going to split the tape

  • this is easily done

  • just crease

  • and tear down the middle

  • It will actually stop at the anchor point

  • from there I'm going to tear off the anchor

  • and I'm goig to place that slightly above

  • the lateral epicondyle, which is actually usually where the pain is

  • again I'm going to place the anchor with no tension and rub it on pretty good.

  • and from here

  • because the patient is on stretch, I'm just going to lay the tape down

  • I'm goig to spread it over the entire backside of the forearm.

  • I'm going to take a second piece of tape

  • again, I'm going to split this

  • folding it down the middle, tearing it on its' perforation

  • and tearing off the anchor point

  • From here I'm going to go just to the back side of the forearm

  • very close to the elbow joint

  • I'm going to rub that anchor point on

  • tearing the paper off

  • and from here I'm going to gather

  • the connective tissue and skin as I put

  • fifty to seventy-five percent tension on that tape

  • and same thing on this piece

  • and notice

  • I'm avoiding taping over the inside part of the elbow, that tends to be sensitive skin

  • and with movement that can often cause irritation, so I'm avoiding that spot

  • and you are good to go

this technique is commonly used for tennis elbow, which is known as

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