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What's the difference between how tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel?

What's the difference between how tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel?

May be none: Both should only hurt with activity although they will hurt with different motions. Tennis elbow will only hurt if the lateral epicondyle ( the outer bump of the elbow) is stressed by activities like grasping or lifting. A hyperextended elbow will hurt with almost any motion but certainly with simple flexion and extension of the joint. ...Read more

Tennis Elbow (Definition)

Tennis elbow is a tendonopathy, meaning inflammation, degeneration and/or microtears of the common extensor tendon of the forearm, as it originates at the lateral elbow onto the lateral epicondyle ...Read more


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What is the difference between tennis elbow and cubital tunnel syndrome?

What is the difference between tennis elbow and cubital tunnel syndrome?

Tendon vs. nerve: Tennis elbow is a tendon problem on the outside of the elbow. Cubital tunnel is inflammation, compression and/or injury to the ulnar nerve at/near the elbow in an area called the cubital tunnel. Tennis elbow causes pain on the outside of the elbow, esp. With gripping and grabbing. Cubital tunnel gives you pain, burning and numbness involving the medial elbow, down the to ring and pinkie fingers. ...Read more

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Do tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel differently?

Yes: Normally tennis elbow is painful at or near the bony prominence at the outside (lateral) part of the elbow, known as the lateral epicondyle. Tennis elbow pain is often exacerbated by lifting items, especially in a palm-down position. A hyperextended elbow normally causes generalized or anterior elbow pain from a traumatic event and can be worsened by repeating the hyperextension moment. ...Read more

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What type of exercise(s) can I do for my tennis elbow to strengthen it?

What type of exercise(s) can I do for my tennis elbow to strengthen it?

The hammer exercise: An exercise that is effective in strengthening tennis elbow is the "hammer" exercise. With your elbow bent at 90 degrees and forearm parallel to the floor, hold in your hand the end of the handle of a hammer (or tennis racket). Rotate your forearm and wrist so that the hammer head forms an arc from left to right and back again. Do this several times a day to strengthen the brachioradialis muscle. ...Read more

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How can I cure tennis elbow?

How can I cure tennis elbow?

Rest, ice & nSAID's: Rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications are initial treatments for inflammation. Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a overuse injury involving the outside of the elbow. For persistent symptoms, a brace, oral/injectable steroids and/ot therapy may be needed. Avoid things that make your symptoms worse. It make take up to 6 months for symptoms to resolve. See an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you get tennis elbow?

How do you get tennis elbow?

Overuse: Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow, almost always caused by overuse of the arm/elbow. The forearm muscles and elbow tendons become damaged and inflammed with overuse, commonly seen with tennis, racquet ball, as well as in painters, plumbers, carpenters, auto workers, and cooks. Any repetitive motion with the forearm can cause this but it can occur insidiously. ...Read more

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How do you treat tennis elbow?

Multi-modal: Typically, i treat patients with tennis elbow with a tennis elbow brace, exercises/physical therapy, nsaids, transverse massage, corticosteroid injections, and ultimately, surgery if these modalities are not successful. ...Read more

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What can I do for tennis elbow?

Elbow Band: One may need to rest the elbow for a period of time. Physical therapy may be helpful. There are also elbow straps that support the radial tendons that are affected by tennis elbow that are inexpensive and effective. In severe cases a local injection of steroids may be useful. ...Read more

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How does tennis elbow affect me?

How does tennis elbow affect me?

Painful grip: Tennis elbow affects the outer prominent aspect of your blow. It is usually due to overuse (e.., too much tennis). Treatment is nonoperative and can consist of rest, ice, nsaids, bracing, nd local steroid injection. Rarely, surgery is indicted. Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose tennis elbow?

First turn palms up: With palms turned upward, you'll define the outer part of forearm as the lateral part. The lateral epicondyle is the bony part where the tendons and muscles attach and go distally (toward hand). Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is generally caused by repetitive motions over-using these muscles; occurs in tennis, golf, excess computing...But doing it wrong. Rx, then learn proper moves. ...Read more

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