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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How many repetitions of elbow exercise should I do to strengthen my tennis elbow without injuring it?

How many repetitions of elbow exercise should I do to strengthen my tennis elbow without injuring it?

Low weight, high rep: After an initial period of rest, most patients do best with a rehab protocol based on low weights and high repetitions. In my practice that means two sets of at least 15 reps in each set. If you play a sport, you can gradually resume the sport as symptoms resolve. A tennis elbow strap may be useful to minimize symptoms. For new onset of pain, a course of nsaids may be prescribed also. ...Read more

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I have tennis elbow in left arm. How do I treat. Suggest the medicines and exercise?

I have tennis elbow in left arm. How do I treat. Suggest the medicines and exercise?

Let me explain: Tennis elbow treatment well known and published in a lot of book and site. Some of them may respond to the treatment, but what would you do if did not respond, you to go and see the doctor. ...Read more

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How can you prevent tennis elbow from happening? If exercise, what muscles should we focus on?

How can you prevent tennis elbow from happening? If exercise, what muscles should we focus on?

Use brace: Gentle stretching of the arm is recommended almost immediately after tennis elbow develops
strengthening
it is important to look at the cause of tennis elbow to help prevent its recurrence. If you are an athlete and poor form or the wrong equipment caused the injury, get a professional coach to help you make the correct adjustments. Stretch before playing and ice your arm after playing. ...Read more

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What is tennis elbow?

What is tennis elbow?

Lateral elbow pain: An injury to the origin of the wrist extensor muscle mass along the lateral elbow. It's an overuse injury largely related to ergonomics. Treatment involves rest, and activity modifications. Cortisone shots can be damaging. The differential diagnosis includes a cervical radiculopathy. ...Read more

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What is tennis elbow?

What is tennis elbow?

Epicondylitis: Tennis elbow is when the insertion of the muscles on the outside of your forearm gets irritated. Several muscles attach at one insertion which can become inflamed and even torn with repetitive or overstrenuous use. It is called tennis elbow because it can be seen in tennis players but it actually occurs in all types of patients. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow fixable?

Yes: Usually the symptoms can be treated with ice, nsaids and
avoidance of the offending activity.
Sometimes a local cortisone injection might be required
much less frequently surgical correction may be necessary. ...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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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?

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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What actually is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow: This is pain that arises from the lateral part of the elbow where the common extensor tendon originates from the lateral epicondyle. Usually arises due to repetitive irritation. ...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 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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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 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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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 long does tennis elbow last?

How long does tennis elbow last?

Variable: Can be weeks or months. Need to do aggressive stretching. Might need pt, injections, meds, bracing. Sometimes even needs surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do about tennis elbow?

Tennis Elbow: If you have been diagnosed by a competent doc., then you should know that it might take while before it go away.
Elbow band is otc and helps to promote healing, some anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen also might help.
Some occassion you may need cortison shot at the site. ...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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Tennis Elbow (Definition)

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