What is tennis elbow due to if I play cricket only?

Tendon degeneration. Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common source of lateral elbow pain and frequently experienced by individuals that have never played sports but may be engaged in repetitive activity for work. It is a form of degeneration often with associated micro-tearing that can be a source of persistent pain as the tendon fails to heal properly. Symptoms can be improved with therapy/bracing.

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What are some ways to get tennis elbow without playing tennis?

Many. Most patients that i diagnose with tennis elbow do not play tennis. Most often, there is a history of repetitive lifting, or perhaps a specific increase in activity using the affected arm that leads to the onset of symptoms. Read more...

Started playing drums after a long break and feeling symptoms of tennis elbow along lateral forearm. Can I avoid getting full blown te by stretching?

Yes. Tennis elbow is usually from an inflammation of a ligament at the elbow joint. You may be able to find it. If you can feel it, i would recommend massage as well as rest when it starts to hurt. Take your time getting back in to full time drumming. If it doesn't go away, see your doctor. Read more...

Could you get tennis elbow playing badminton?

Could be. Most of the patients i see with tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis get it from tennis, weights or other activities such as carpentry work i guess badminton could cause it though i don't see a lot of badminton players? Try to keep the forearm muscles strong to avoid the problem. Read more...
Start with RICE. Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. Read more...

Can you get tennis elbow if you don't play tennis?

Yes. most people that do get tennis elbow DONT play tennis. I typically see it in patients that do repetitive type work with their hands or arms, such as assembly line workers, heavy laborers, or even moms picking up their kids and toddlers all day long. Read more...
Yes. It is inflammation of the lateral epicondyl of the elbow caused by repetitive back and forth movement of the elbow. Read more...

Can you get tennis elbow even if you don't play tennis?

Yes. In fact it is far more common to see it in patients who do not play tennis. Most of the time we see it just develop for no obvious reason - it just starts hurting with no injury. Read more...
Yes. Most patients who are diagnoses with tennis elbow have never even played the game. The incidence among tennis players was once quite a bit higher, but modifications to the grip on the racket have helped in this regard. Read more...

Is it possible to get tennis elbow if you don't play tennis?

Absolutely. Tennis elbow occurs from the repetitive stress of using the hand and wrist, with pain occurring at the outer aspect of the elbow. Commonly, this may develop from frequent computer use or repetitive lifting. This is usually resolved with rest, topical medications, exercises, sometimes bracing and rarely surgery. Read more...

I have been playing baseball and am now experiencing pains in my throwing elbow area. Is this tennis elbow or could it be some sort of tear?

Either. If u have been throwing hard 4 some time it can b a ligament problem, if u just started up it could b lateral tennis elbow need 2 c an otho. Find one who treats throwing injuries if u can. A fellowship trained sports med is a good bet. Read more...

Hi, I play lawn tennis and ping pong. I got a severe pain in my elbow. I am not sure but it could be tennis elbow. Please let me know what should I do?

See below. Tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis typically the result of repetitive overuse of the extensor muscles of the wrist and/or supinator muscles (turns palm face up) of the forearm resulting in inflammation to attachment point at lateral aspect of the elbow. Ice/ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (topical /by mouth), tennis splint to control motion, stretching exercises (check web) and rest. Persists- md. Read more...