Monday, 12 March 2018

Got Tennis Elbow? - Don't Worry We Are Here For You

Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis that causes pain around the outside of the elbow and arm. It is medically known as lateral epicondylitis. Swelling of the tendons is known as tendinitis. Tendons are bands of tough tissue that connects muscles to the bone. Tennis elbow is not limited to tennis players it can occur in anyone who strains the forearm. It occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendon of a forearm. It can affect people of all ages but it is common at age 40.

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The causes of tennis elbow

Repititive motion of the wrist, including tennis, excessive use of screwdriver or hammer, hedge clipping, painting, or any action that needs excessive constant gripping or squeezing can cause tennis elbow. The continuous tugging eventually causes microscopic tears in the tissue.

Signs and symptoms of tennis elbow

  • Tenderness on the outside of the elbow
  • Elbow pain is worse when grasping or holding an object
  • Soreness in the forearm muscles
  • Morning stiffness of the elbow with persistent aching

Risk factors

Factors that may increase your risk of tennis elbow include:
Occupation: People who have jobs with repetitive motions of the wrist and arm have more chance to develop tennis elbow.
Age: Tennis elbow affects people of all ages, but it's most common in the age of 40's.
Certain sports: Participating in racket sports increases risk of tennis elbow.

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To help prevent tennis elbow:

  • Apply an ice pack to the outside of the elbow.
  • Lift objects with your palm facing your body.
  • Maintain good strength and flexibility in the arm muscles and avoid repetitive motions.
  • Try strengthening exercises with hand weights. With your elbow cocked and your palm down, repeatedly bend your wrist. Stop if you feel any pain.
  • Rest the elbow when bending and straightening are painful.
  • Rest is the best treatment for tennis elbow. All the activities that cause pain should stop, to reduce swelling and pain.

Treatment for tennis elbow

An elbow arthroscopy helps to identify the location where the loose bodies and spurs are present. In which an arthroscope is introduced through several small incisions to the elbow joint. The loose bodies and bone spurs are removed using the arthroscope. This arthroscopic procedure takes only 30-90 minutes.

Dr. Thadi Mohan is a well-known consultant orthopaedic surgeon cochin. He is known as a dedicated orthopaedic doctor among his patients. He provides the best tennis elbow treatment Kerala.
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