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What can I do about tennis elbow?

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

Tennis Elbow (Definition)

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

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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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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How can I cure tennis elbow fast?

How can I cure tennis elbow fast?

Ice.: Icing the affected area 3-4 times/day. Stretch and strengthen the elbow/forearm muscles. You may need to see an athletic trainer or physical terapist, to be shown the correct exercises. ...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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What will help heal tennis elbow ?

What will  help heal tennis elbow ?

Many things: Rest the elbow. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (motrin). Medicines. Equipment check , see the equipment you use may be to adjusted. Physical therapy. Brace. Steroid injections. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy. Sugery. ...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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