Tennis Elbow: What Causes It?

The majority of the muscles that descend down your wrist are linked to the lateral epicondyle, a bony bump on the outside of your elbow.

The location where these muscles insert might become irritated or inflamed, either as a result of an injury or overuse. Although the majority of those affected do not have to play tennis, this condition is known as lateral epicondylitis or "tennis elbow."

What Is the Best Way to Treat Tendinitis?

Without therapy, "tennis elbow" can last over a year, with 80% of patients still reporting pain after that time.

In most situations, modifying or eliminating the behaviours that trigger its symptoms is the first step in a successful treatment strategy. Try to prevent sleeping with your elbow squeezed beneath your pillow at night. Lifting heavy objects with your palm pointing down is also a bad idea. Tennis or racquetball players may want to try a smaller handle or switch to a lighter racket.

We may recommend a "counterforce brace" for your elbow if the circumstance warrants it. This brace will serve as a temporary new attachment location for your muscles, reducing the amount of tension exerted on your elbow. We may also recommend several sports creams and ice massage at home. Always keep in mind to be careful. Be patient with yourself as you recuperate.

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