Causes and treatments of tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is a common condition generally caused by racquet sports such as tennis and racquetball. What is happening is that the external area of ​​the ulna becomes inflamed and irritated by these sports or other daily activities. The clinical name for this condition is lateral epicondylitis. Some of the most common symptoms of tennis elbow strap are pain in the external elbow, pain in the outermost point of the elbow, pain when grasping or holding something in the hand around the wrist, morning stiffness and pain when lifting the wrist with the palm down for something with something. weight.

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As in most cases, there are some standard treatments, as well as those that are considered “alternative” treatments. People tend to start with the most frequently used and the simplest, so we will discuss traditional treatments first. Rest is the first thing most people turn to. Simply allowing the body to heal on its own is often the best start for this type of condition. The use of anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as heat and ice, are the most common treatments. There are some devices designed to relieve pressure in an area that is irritated, often called a “tennis elbow strap.” Exercise, stretching, and massage treatments are also effective.

In some cases, when these options do not help a person get the relief they need for their condition, they may want to consider some alternative treatments before undergoing surgery. Acupuncture is one of the alternative treatments. Blood injections, botulinum toxin, shock wave therapy, heat therapy, splints, cortisone injections, laser or occupational therapy, physical therapy, plasma, ultrasound, sclerotherapy, and trigger therapy are also used.