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Do tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel differently?

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 more

Tennis Elbow (Definition)

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a painful condition of the ...Read more


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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

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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

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

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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 more

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Is tennis elbow permanent?

Is tennis elbow permanent?

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

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What do I do for tennis elbow?

What do I do for tennis elbow?

Brace rest: Rest, counterforce bracing and exercises. See a rehab physician or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How should I treat tennis elbow?

How should I treat tennis elbow?

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 more

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What is the cause of tennis elbow?

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 more

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Is tbere any way to lose tennis elbow?

Is tbere any way to lose tennis elbow?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

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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What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?

Pain.: Pain on the outside of the elbow, directly on the bony prominence, called the epicondyle. Grabbing things with your hand will irritate it, as you cause a "pull" on the inflammed area. See an orthopedic physician for treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having tennis elbow?

What are the symptoms of having tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow is the most common cause of lateral elbow pain. Patients have pain over the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow. Pain is usually worsened by grasping with the palm facing down. Sometimes it radiates down the back of the forearm. ...Read more

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Tennis elbow cold wraps or heat?

Tennis elbow cold wraps or heat?

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

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How long does tennis elbow pain last?

How long does tennis elbow pain last?

Up to 1 year: Tennis elbow can be stubborn. Symptoms can last for up to 1 year or more. Fortunately, patience usually pays off. Non-op care is successful in 90% of cases. ...Read more

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Could a 14 year old have tennis elbow?

Could a 14 year old have tennis elbow?

It's possible.: Although, that would be pretty young for the condition. See a non surgical sports medicine specialist, to make sure there's not an underlying sprain, torn ligament, or stress fracture. ...Read more

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Is heat or cold better for tennis elbow?

Is heat or cold better for tennis elbow?

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 more

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Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

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 more

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Can I still do push ups with tennis elbow?

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 more

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Tennis elbow, should I apply heat then cold?

Tennis elbow, should I apply heat then cold?

Cold.: Cold always takes down any inflammation, numbs the skin nerves and generally makes it feel better. But you should receive physical therapy, so that the problem does not recur. ...Read more

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How do I fix tennis elbow before season starts?

How do I fix tennis elbow before season starts?

Multimodal approach: Tennis elbow responds to rest, ice massage, stretching and eccentric strengthening, nsaid's (eg ibuprfen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc), and injections. A counterforce brace can be worn as well. The easiest way to do eccentric stretching is with physical therapy. The easiest way to do it without going to pt is with a product called flexbar. I have no ownership in it. If all else fails, surgery. ...Read more

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Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

No: Tennis elbow is a specific diagnosis. It happens to be the most common cause of lateral elbow pain, but there are many other diagnoses. See an upper extremity surgeon for a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow the same as having tenosynovitis?

No: Tenosynovitis refers to inflammation of the tendon sheath (covering); most commonly the flexor tendons. ' nodular' tenosynovitis in the palm of the hand@ the a1 pulley is commonly called "trigger finger". "tennis elbow" is inflammation (really degeneration) of the ext. Carpi rad. Brevis tendon@ the elbow. These are 2 separate conditions. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering are pushups ok with tennis elbow?

I was wondering are pushups ok with tennis elbow?

Prob. Aggravate: Although tennis elbow pain is generally made worse w/'power grip' activities and wt. Lifting and pushups are not in this category, pushups because of the stress placed on the elbow may aggravate the pain. You can try a couple of sets of push-ups and see how it feels the next day...If its worse i'd stop them. See your pcp or ors for tx for your tendinitis.Good luck! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

What are symptoms of epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

Lateral Epi...: "symptoms of tennis elbow include pain localized on the outside of the elbow, weak grip strength, and pain with specific motions (picking up a gallon of milk, turning a door knob, or holding a cup of coffee).

There are surgical and non surgical treatment options for tennis elbow. Non surgical options include:. "

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What is the best non-invasive remedy a tennis elbow?

Rest, bracing: Tennis elbow will respond to rest and bracing around the top of the forearm. Some patients require medications or physical therapy. ...Read more

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Can you get tennis elbow from lifting heavy objects?

Yes: Tennis elbow is considered a overuse injury. That means that the rate of tissue injury exceeds the body's ability to heal it. The tissue breakdown is cumulative, resulting in chronic pain. Patients typically complain olateral elbow pain, worse with grasping with palm facing down. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having bursitis and tennis elbow?

What are the signs of having bursitis and tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow: Pain over the outside (lateral) aspect of the elbow, worsened by lifting, esp with the palm facing down. In later stages, pain at rest. Treated without surgery in over 90% of cases. Stretching, nsaids, counterforce bracing (forearm strap) occasionally during heavy activity, and selective cortisone injections (up to 2, but no more). Surgery results shown to decline after 2 injections. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you go on rollercoasters if you have "tennis elbow"?

Yes: The only way it would become worse from riding a roller coaster is if you hang on for dear life and strain the muscle or bang the elbow on the car during the ride. Otherwise it is safe. ...Read more