Olecranon pain or pain in the tip or in the back of the elbow is primarily caused by tense muscles.
On this page, you will learn which muscles are usually responsible and the self-massage techniques you can use to relax them.
Sounds easy and in principle, it is.
You just have to set aside any existing scepticism you, and most people have about self-massages and get started.
Don’t let the seemingly complicated names of the following muscles frighten you.
They only sound strange because your ears aren’t yet accustomed to the Latin terms.
There’s no reason to let that stop you though.
Your triceps is attached to the tip of the elbow, also called the olecranon, by its insertion tendon.
If it is tensed, the excess tension can be transferred to your elbow and can lead to pain.
The serratus posterior superior, which is located under your shoulder blade, can produce pain your elbow even though it is not attached to it.
Trigger points in this muscle are to blame for this.
They arise due to stress and can produce pain in seemingly unrelated regions of the body.
In this case, at the tip of your elbow and your olecranon, respectively.
Excessive muscle tension and trigger points can be easily dealt with and can even be eliminated with a self-massage.
All you need for this is a little patience and the will to find the relevant muscles and to do the self-massage.
We’ll be getting started right away in the very next section of this page!
We’ll start by massaging the triceps brachii. But before doing so I would like to point out that this page is also included in my eBook.
When it comes to pain in the tip of the elbow, the problem usually lies in the area directly over its insertion tendon.
As such, you will be focusing your massage in this area.
You will be using the pressure-motion technique for this massage.
The advantage of this massage technique in that the area to be massaged is easy to reach. The disadvantage is that it is easy to slip away from the tendon.
As an alternative, you can massage your triceps using your knuckels.