What is tennis elbow?
It is the most common overuse syndrome which involve extensor muscles of the forearm. These muscles originates in the lateral epicondyle region of elbow. This condition is also known as Lateral epicondylitis
Does only tennis player have this condition?
No...This condition is often common amongst those who have more work involving wrist extension, pronation or supination. For example, manual labourer , household worker and those engaged in active sports . It is also common in both genders and between the age of 30-50. The dominant arm is more prone to injury compared to non-dominant side.
How would I know if I have this condition?
You can have a Tennis Elbow condition under following situations:
If you have pain on the outer aspect of bony prominence of the elbow
Pain increases when you do any activity which involve wrist extension
Pain occurs after work and increases immediately after provoking movements like wrist extension and finger extension
Pain also increases with bending wrist and stretching extensors group of muscles
How this condition can be diagnosed?
This condition can be diagnosed based on the clinical examination and investigations in the form of X – RAY, MRI , EMG and outcome measures.
What is the role of physiotherapy in treating this condition?
Physiotherapist can help to reduce pain and increase mobility by educating patient about the condition, using Mulligan Mobilization, Kinesio Tapping, Electrotherapy, brace and splint to achieve the best outcome. Follow us on Instagram to know more about this condition