Some of you are probably familiar with the pain on the outside of the elbow; so-called epicondylitis or, colloquially, “tennis elbow” is often diagnosed here, even though you don’t play tennis at all.
So the question arises: Where does something like this come from and what can be done about it?
It often affects people who normally don't put much strain on their forearm muscles and then suddenly subject them to heavy strain. The symptoms can also be caused by repeated hand movements. These can be work-related, for example when working with a computer mouse or cutting your hair at a hairdresser. It can also be triggered by overuse in sports such as tennis, rowing or strength training or other stress in your free time.
Tennis elbow is usually a lengthy affair and takes several weeks until it disappears. So what can you do to get rid of it as quickly as possible?
This is where our TRIGGin comes into play. The TRIGGin is applied to the painful point on the elbow using tape.
First you can prepare everything, cut two strips of tape about 10cm long and round off the corners of the tape. Then make a small hole in the middle of one of the two strips of tape and insert the pin of the top part onto the non-adhesive side of the tape from above. The second part of the TRIGGin is attached to the pin from below. Now you have to feel and locate the pain point on your elbow. Once you have found it, apply the TRIGGin to the pain point under tension. You can check whether you hit the right spot by pressing the TRIGGin. If this is the case, you still have to activate the adhesive that is on the tape by rubbing the glued tape a few times. The resulting heat activates the adhesive and results in better adhesion to the skin. To fix the trigger button and increase the pressure if necessary, stick the second tape over the TRIGGin while pre-stretching the tape. Don't forget to activate the tape here too and the system is ready.
What actually happens under the TRIGGin ?
The TRIGGin now exerts permanent axial mechanical pressure on the pain point. The movements that we carry out throughout the day permanently stimulate the muscle underneath the point, which increases blood circulation and thereby improves metabolic activity in the tissue. This in turn leads to a reduction in tone and further to an improvement in intramuscular cooperation, which in turn leads to a reduction in pain.
If you tolerate it well, you can wear this system for up to 24 hours.