How a Dixie Cup Can Help Tennis Elbow

There are many benefits to icing your injuries. Icing is a proven way to decrease inflammation and swelling, and reduce pain. In this video, I will show you how to use a Dixie cup to give yourself an ice massage.

Using a Dixie cup is a great way to ice any part of the body. It works particularly well for tennis elbow and all tendinitis injuries.

Advantages to using a Dixie cup filled with frozen water when icing your tennis elbow:

  • You can apply pressure directly on the affected area while holding the Dixie cup without freezing your fingers or hands.
  • You can directly massage the injury and break up the swelling and inflammation.
  • It’s more effective than just using an ice pack or wrap.
  • It’s inexpensive and easy to do.

It’s important; however; not to ice for too long to avoid skin frost. Start out with 5 to 10 minutes and see how that feels.  In addition, for maximum result, it’s best to ice right after you play tennis.

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Best – Mike Cola

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4 Responses to “How a Dixie Cup Can Help Tennis Elbow”

  1. Mike, Great idea for icing areas of the body in need. I have been using your warm up techniques before my racquetball games and am thrilled with the results. I also refer back to your tennis elbow treatment video and recommend it to fellow players all the time. I thank you for helping me to put an end to that problem! My latest pain after playing racquetball is in my shoulder. I have been icing and taking Advil after playing but its becoming a regular occurence. Can you please give me your recommendations to alievate the problem. Thanks, Bill

  2. Hi there, i found your video on youtube.
    i haven’t used this technique yet as im not sure if i have tennis elbow :|
    i only seem to get the severe pain when throwing a ball (in cricket) the pain is on the inside of the elbow and depending on distance thrown depends on how much pain…is this just an over extension of the elbow or something i should seek prof advice on?

  3. Sounds like it might be throwers elbow. Take it easy for a few weeks and ice the inside of your elbow. If does not get better in two or three week go see someone.

    http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/golfers-elbow-throwers-elbow-medial-epicondylitis

    Thanks for the comment.

    Best – Mike

  4. I have had physical therapists use this technique on my knee and foot. It works awesome and you are correct, you fingers will not freeze and you can pin point exactly where you need to place the ice.
    Great Post!
    Thanks,
    Kisar