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Tennis Elbow (Overview)

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse.


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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

Tennis Elbow (Overview)

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse.


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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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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Tennis elbow (Tip)

Tennis elbow can occur by many ways. Hedge clipping tennis elbow is quite common in the spring! ...See more

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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
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Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
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Try physical therapy to help recovery
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Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
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What are the signs of tennis elbow, and how can you get rid of it?

What are the signs of tennis elbow, and how can you get rid of it?

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

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Tennis elbow (Tip)

Tennis elbow occurs with yard clipping quite frequently! my springtime dx! ...See more

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How do you diagnose tennis elbow?

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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What actually is tennis elbow?

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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Tennis elbow (Tip)

Tennis elbow is completely treatable. ...See more

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What is actually happening if you have tennis elbow?

What is actually happening if you have tennis elbow?

Inflammed tendon..: It is called tennis elbow because many tennis players suffer this condition due to overusing it swinging the racquet--the backhand stroke. Trauma to the area either acutely or chronically can cause this infliction which can be quite painful. Good range of motion, stretching, use of elbow-strap, avoid the "traumatic activities", motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Tennis elbow (Tip)

Doctor, what are some common activities at home that I should avoid with tennis elbow? ...See more

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What is the cause of tennis elbow?

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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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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Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
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Tennis elbow (Tip)

Tennis elbow that persists beyond 6 weeks often involves tears in the tendon, not just inflammation. ...See more

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What is tennis elbow and how is it treated?

What is tennis elbow and how is it treated?

Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow can resolve. It is typically an overuse injury. Anti-inflammatory medication may help including pills or creams. A tennis elbow strap worn consistently can also help. Exercises include lowering down a weight with the hand facing down to strengthen eccentrically, as well as stretching. Injections and surgery can be successful if other methods fail. ...Read more

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Can i be misguided in treating tennis elbow and now suffering from loose bodies in elbow or osteochondritis? I had 4 cortisone inj in 2 years to elbow

Can i be misguided in treating tennis elbow and now suffering from loose bodies in elbow or osteochondritis? I had 4 cortisone inj in 2 years to elbow

You can have...: Not sure about your specific treatment but patients can have osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow w/ secondary loose body formation that will require arthroscopy... As well as 'tennis elbow'... They can co-exist .Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Tennis elbow (Tip)

The opposite anatomical condition of tennis elbow is "golfer's elbow". ...See more

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What is the best treatment for tennis elbow?

Begin with rest: Begin with rest and activity modificaiton. Do not pull or lift things with your elbows locked out. Antiinflammatories can help, if you dont see an improvement with conservative measures sometimes surgery is indicated. ...Read more