Unlike its name, tennis elbow has nothing to do with tennis. This is a problem happens because of the overuse of the forearm. As a result, one can experience abrupt or gradual muscle or tendon injury in the area. The symptoms in such cases include a sharp and shooting pain, which begins in the elbow region. So you may have trouble in bending and moving the elbow and stiffness and swelling here.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of a Tennis Elbow is done by an orthopaedic who would check for the issue via an X-ray or even Scan.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW TREATED?
Approximately 80% to 95% of patients have success with nonsurgical treatment which includes rest, non steroid anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, braces, steroid injections and Extracorporeal shock wave therapy.If the symptoms do not respond after 6 to 12 months of nonsurgical treatments, doctor may recommend surgery.
Most surgical procedures for tennis elbow involve removing diseased muscle and reattaching healthy muscle back to bone.
DID YOU KNOW?
Avoiding lifting heavy weights or overuse of the joint helps prevent Tennis Elbow