Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the outer side of the elbow caused by overuse and improper biomechanics. This condition involves the muscles and tendons of the forearm, which extend your wrist and fingers.
Recent studies show that tennis elbow is often due to damage to a specific forearm muscle. The ECRB muscle helps stabilize the wrist when the elbow is straight, such as during a tennis groundstroke.
But nonathletes are also prone to tennis elbow, including Painters, plumbers, carpenters, auto workers, cooks, and butchers.
The first step toward recovery is to give your arm the proper rest. This means that you will have to stop participation in sports or heavy work activities for several weeks.
Other adjunctive treatments include anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, use of a counterforcebrace, steroid injections and finally surgery.
For more information, visit our website or call us for an appointment to see one of our orthopaedic specialists. Or better yet, listen to the Sports Doctors on Thursdays at 6 PM online at team and Saturdays at 7 AM on Team 1010 KXPS.

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