What and How Concerning Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow, what causes it (other than playing tennis) and what is the cure?

I broke my wrist 5 months ago, had surgery and now therapy. Now I’m told I also have tennis elbow from this accident, is there a cure for this what is treatment and how long to get rid of?

6 thoughts on “What and How Concerning Tennis Elbow”

  1. it’s usually from repetitive supination (turning the wrist outward); patient physical therapy, a velcro braceband and changing the offending activity. also massage it in the warm shower, then ice it after activity.

  2. Tennis elbow is an inflamation of tendons in your elbow and the muscles in your arm. As in every case of tendon inflamation (or tendonnitis), some rest is needed. Alternate between hot and cold compreses is also recomended. In strong cases, there are even anti inflamatory drugs on the market.

  3. Tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles and tendons on the outside (lateral aspect) of the elbow that results from overuse or repetitive stress. The narrowing of the muscle bellies of the forearm as they merge into the tendons create highly focused stress where they insert into the bone of the elbow.

    To make it feel better:
    Rest – this means avoiding further overuse not absence of activity. You should maintain as high an activity level as possible while avoiding activities that aggravate the injury. Absolute rest should be avoided as it encourages muscle atrophy, deconditions tissue, and decreases blood supply to the area, all of which is detrimental to the healing process. Pain is the best guide to determine the appropriate type and level of activity.
    Ice – is recommended as long as inflammation is present. This may mean throughout the entire rehabilitation process and return to sports. Ice decreases the inflammatory process slows local metabolism and helps relieve pain and muscle spasm.
    Compress and Elevate if appropriate to assist venous return and minimize swelling.

  4. The others are pretty much right. You have inflammation in the muscles that extend your wrist backwards. These attach on the outside part of your elbow. Talk with your therapist about stretches for it. Stretching the wrist extensors along with increasing their strength will help. Decreased inflammation through contrast baths (alternating hot and cold), ice massage, or deep tissue massage can help as well. In severe cases, MDs will give a cortisone shot at the inflamed area. If you want to go natural, try an herb called Boswellia. It is anti-inflammatory, works better than ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, and won’t mess up your stomach or liver. Unfortunately, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) can become a chronic situation and last for months. Again, your therapist will help with the stretches and strengthening exercises.

  5. This particularly occurs while playing tennis. Other causes are: entrapment of a branch of untorn fibres of the radial nerve, tendinitis or nipping of the synovial fringe. Treatment: 1. Rest. 2. Local Anaesthetic (Xylocaine and hydrocortisone)3.Frictions 4.Manipulations and in intractable cases Operation. Several weeks sometimes may be necessary to get rid of it.

  6. Tennis elbow – is inflammation/irritation of the tendons of the forearm that al insert at or near the elbow. Repetitve use and stress on the tendons, from a sport like tennis, is the cause. Attention to form, and moderaton of the activity can reduce the occurrence.

    To deal with the discomfort – early on start with ice to the affected area (off and on when you can for 48 to 72 hours after the onset of problems. Acute swelling can be worsened by heat.
    Rest (no tennis) for a while.
    After the acute period, heat may be beneficial.
    Throughout, antiinflammatory meds like advil – if you can take these – are helpful as well.
    When back to tennis – test the waters. If aggravated, re-ice and take more time. Good Luck

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