""Tennis elbow"" is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain. Symptoms of tennis elbow include:
• Pain slowly increasing around the outside of the elbow. Less often, pain may develop suddenly.
• Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects.
• Pain is made worse by stabilizing or moving the wrist with force. Examples include lifting, using tools, opening jars, or even handling simple utensils such as a toothbrush or knife and fork.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Tennis Elbow depends on your symptoms, physical examination and clinical diagnostics. Orthopaedician examines the affected area and checks for swelling or inflammation. He may ask you about specific positions that cause pain. X-rays and MRI help confirm diagnosis of Tennis Elbow
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW TREATED?
Medications like corticosteroids and NSAIDS are used to reduce pain and swelling caused by tendonitis. Patients are also asked to do gradual exercises, which provide relief and respite for pain and thus help you regain your elbow strength. You would be given a case or brace could be given for support. Surgery may be required to.
DID YOU KNOW?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is currently being investigated for its effectiveness in speeding the healing of tennis elbow