tennis elbow treatment

Tennis Elbow Treatment

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis is caused when the tendons in the elbow are overstrained and is not limited to athletes alone.

Tennis Elbow - causes and symptoms

Common causes of Tennis Elbow

Overuse and muscle strain: Tennis Elbow is caused when the forearm muscles are overstressed during activities and tear over time.
Playing Tennis: As the name suggests, playing tennis can cause this condition when playing a backhand stroke with poor technique.
Activities: Activities that put stress on your hand muscles such as 

  • Using plumbing tools
  • Driving screws
  • Cutting cooking ingredients, especially meat
  • Repeated computer mouse usage

Age: Tennis Elbow can commonly affect people between the age group of 30 and 50, although people in any age group can be affected.  

Common symptoms of Tennis Elbow

  • Pain and tenderness on the outside of your elbow
  • Radiating pain to the upper or lower arm
  • Pain while lifting objects
  • Pain while opening doors or shaking hands
  • Rising your hand or straightening your wrists cause pain

When to seek help for Tennis Elbow?

  • When pain limits your daily activity
  • When ice packs fail to relieve pain
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs do not help
  • Severe pain or swelling in the elbow region