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Do Tennis Elbow And A Hyperextended Elbow Feel Differently
Yes: Tennis elbow will be painful on the lateral (or outside/away from the middle of the body) aspect of the elbow and when you resist wrist extension it accentuates the pain. An elbow hyperextension hurts all over the elbow and particularly in the back. Also, hyperextension injuries result from acute injuries where tennis elbow symptoms generally occur with repetitive trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How can you tell the different between tennis elbow or torn ucl? Have difficulty extending arm with pain and Motrin 800 not helping for 3 weeks
Different areas: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is due to an injury to the origin of the wrist extensors over the lateral elbow resulting in a painful scarred interface near the radial humeral joint. The ulnar collateral ligament is on the inner or medial aspect of the elbow involving the ulnar humoral joint. Which side of the elbow is painful? Seek care with hand surgeon or physiatrist. May need therapy. ...Read more
Why is it that i get two different opinions ona cort.Shot for my tennis elbow? I had to have surgery on the right. I know, see my orthopedist.
Controversy exists: There are differing opinions regarding steroid injections for tennis elbow. I no longer offer an injection for this condition based on recent literature which basically states that in the long term it can cause more damage. There are always research papers that contradict each other so it really comes down to what ur surgeon believes and how up to date they are on research ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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No: It is an overuse syndrome due to using the wrist & finger extensor muscles (which attach at the outside of the elbow) to do heavy repetitive work (what the biceps & triceps are made for). It is typically self limited, but perhaps 5-10% of pts. Opt for surgery due to significant pain. ...Read more
Stretch: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is inflammation of the extensor tendons at their attachment site on the humerus. Aggressively stretching with your wrist in flexion while your elbow is held in absolute extension will help facilitate stretching them out. Nsaid's, massage therapy, braces and even sometimes injections with either cortisone or prp are often used. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Chronic overuse: Tennis elbow occurs due to repetitive micro tearing of the wrist extensor muscles. Eventually changes occur in the tissue making it difficult to heal. Surgery is rarely required. Treatments is trying to avoid the cause, wrist splint or tennis elbow brace, ice, massage, rehabilitation and sometimes a steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) can be treated in a number of ways. Some include: anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, manipulation therapy, using a tennis elbow band (available at your tennis store), strengthening exercises, massage therapy, ice and/or heat, and others. See my health guide for tennis elbow exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cold : For lateral epicondylitis(tennis elbow) cold wraps are more effective when they are hurting as they vasoconstrict the blood vessels to the area and thus decrease swelling. Heat may feel better temporarily but the vasodilation(increased blood flow) that it allows sometimes causes more swelling, then more pain...Good luck! ...Read more
Rest & ice are best: Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons in the elbow or tendonitis. This usually improves with rest and ice. Once the condition settles down, doing exercises to strengthen the forearm will help decrease the strain on the tendons and help prevent the condition from recurring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be aggravated by any activity that places the wrist in extension. Depending on the severity of the condition, one may be able to continue to do pushups. There is great variability in the severity of the condition and the activities that aggravate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if not painful: Usually the result of repetitive stresses. I would position your hands in a postion that does not produce pain. You can also stretch those mucles by holding the arm straight out in front of you you and use the other than to gently bend the wrist down toward the floor to feel the stretch across the top fo the forearm mucles, hold for 30 seconds and repeat x3. Consider a brace with activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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