Outside Elbow Pain (Part 2): Pain, Inflammation and Tissue Overload

This is part two of a weekly five part series about outside elbow pain (lateral epicondylosis). View the rest of the series at Outside Elbow Pain.

Sasha DiGiulian Learning to Flay Dardago Sport Rock Climbing
Sasha DiGiulian climbing Learning to Fly 8b/5.13d at Dardago, Italy.Jensen Walker

The Rock Rehab Pyramid is a step-by-step rehabilitation and injury prevention plan designed specifically for rock climbers. The goal of the four-phase process is to take you from the pain, inflammation and tissue overload stage to gain full mobility, strength and eventually pain-free climbing movement. It is featured in the new book by Dr. Jared Vagy DPT, Climb Injury-Free

rock rehab pyramid

Pain, Inflammation and Tissue Overload is the first phase of the Rock Rehab Pyramid. It is typically the phase when you first realize you are injured. Oftentimes you will ignore the pain, inflammation and overuse until you can no longer climb. The longer you stay in this phase without addressing your injury, the further you will damage your tissues and the more challenging it becomes to fully recover.

Watch the video below featuring professional climber Josh Levin. The video addresses the “Pain, Inflammation and Tissue Overload” phase of the pyramid to treat outside elbow pain, medically known as lateral epicondylosis.

Dr. Jared Vagy is a doctor of physical therapy and professor at the University of Southern California. His book, Climb Injury Free: A Proven Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation System teaches you how to climb even stronger without getting hurt.

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