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