Tennis elbow is officially called lateral epicondylitis. It is a condition involving the degeneration of a Extensor Carpi radialis brevis tendon attachment on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow. In Simple words, the degeneration causes pain. The pain may be located on the outside of the elbow, it can be tender to the touch and aggravates on wrist movements. This condition can also cause pain during activity, especially when gripping or lifting things. Sometimes, the pain will travel down your forearm or up towards the shoulder.
Tennis elbow is commonly caused by overuse, which doesn’t necessarily result from playing tennis It predominantly affects people involved in household chores like kneading flour, cooking, twisting clothes and mop, accelerating the bike. It can also be caused by trauma. If you’ve suffered from a direct blow to the elbow at some point, it may lead to degeneration.
Tennis elbow is commonly caused by overuse, which doesn’t necessarily result from playing tennis. Overuse can be from work-related activities such as typing or plumbing, or non-work activities such as painting. It can also be caused by trauma. If you’ve suffered from a direct blow to the elbow at some point, it may lead to degeneration.
Sometimes, tennis elbow pain will go away on its own. If it doesn’t, here are potential methods for treating this condition:
- Activity modification: Limiting the activity causing the pain or modifying your technique
- Anti-Inflammatory Medication
- Tennis elbow band : A band worn over the muscle of the forearm just below the elbow, which reduces tension on the tendon
- Physical therapy: Stretching and/or strengthening exercises, ultrasound, or heat treatments
- Injections: Platelet rich plasma or steroid can be tried
Here is the video on 6 simple exercise if you are suffering from Tennis Elbow