Even though it is named tennis elbow, the problem happens because of the overuse of the forearm causing abrupt or gradual muscle or tendon injury in the area. Tennis elbow is signified with a sharp and shooting pain that starts off the in elbow region with trouble in bending and moving the elbow. You would also experience 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?
Treatment of Tennis Elbow aims at reducing inflammation. Over the counter pain killers and self-care usually helps in treating Tennis Elbow. If this does not help then physical therapy of the elbow is suggested. Surgical repair of the damaged tendon helps in treating Tennis Elbow
DID YOU KNOW?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is currently being investigated for its effectiveness in speeding the healing of tennis elbow