As many as one in four U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain. And yet, the variety of treatment options – from pain medications, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback and more – don’t necessarily eliminate pain entirely, but instead simply reduce it and help people better manage it.
One common source of pain is tennis elbow, which impacts as many as 10 million people in the U.S. every year. And tennis players actually are only a small fraction of sufferers, which can include virtually anyone who does repetitive movements with their arms, such as golfers, fitness enthusiasts, gamers, crafters, construction workers, landscapers and others.
A number of treatments are available for tennis elbow, but they aren’t all equally effective. An increasingly popular way to address pain due to different causes is through percussion therapy, which is often delivered by a physical therapist, chiropractor, athletic trainer or massage therapist. Today, there also are multiple percussion devices for home use.
Another way to treat tennis elbow at home is the new E5 Fiix Elbow wearable device from Stā Active. Both percussion devices and the Fiix Elbow device are simple, convenient, non-invasive and non-drug ways to combat the pain of tennis elbow through self-care.
So what is the difference between the Fiix Elbow and percussion devices? Let’s consider the difference between these two devices.