What is Tennis Elbow?
Lateral Epicondylitis/ Epicondylosis commonly known as TENNIS ELBOW is caused due to repetitive wrist and hand movement which require constant gripping action. This condition is categorized in Overuse Injury. The muscles that extend the wrist and fingers backward have a common origin at the outer aspect of the elbow. This point of origin is injured in this condition. The injury can be at the tendon-osseous junction, within the tendon or at the musculotendinous junction.
Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?
- Pain on the outer aspect of the elbow,
- Difficulty in constant gripping action,
- Repetitive wrist movement and twisting/ turning (like turning a door handle or opening a jar) movement of the forearm.
- It is seen that after prolong rest patient complaints of stiffness and pain while lifting and bending forearm, or,
- While writing and gripping small objects (like holding a pen).
The commonly affected population includes professionals/ sports personal involved in the repetitive wrist and forearm movement along with gripping action. Females involved in household activities are also prone to develop Tennis Elbow.
If you observe any such symptoms bothering you, contact the Best physiotherapist near you in Dwarka to understand your condition better and line of treatment required to cure the condition.
The condition can be easily diagnosed on the basis of history and clinical evaluation with the help of few commonly used special tests like-
The physiotherapy clinic in Dwarka, Pain-Free Physiotherapy Clinic, has all the necessary equipment and Dr. Roshan Jha (PT) is highly skilled in all manual techniques to treat the condition.
Usually, tennis elbow responds very well to conservative treatment with physiotherapy. The condition improves gradually over 2 weeks time and in severe condition may take as long as 4-6 weeks to heal properly. Though certain exercises and brace may be required to be continued for 12 weeks or more.
If a patient doesn’t respond to physiotherapy treatment properly an MRI may be required to see the level of Tendinopathy. If the condition has progressed to irreversible stages of degeneration, it can be termed as Lateral Epicondylosis/ Tendinosis, and other options to manage the condition should be explored.
PAIN-FREE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC, the best physiotherapy clinic in Dwarka, houses experts to evaluate your elbow pain and accurately diagnose the condition and explain the best possible treatment. The same, physiotherapy at home in Dwarka, can be provided by an experienced physiotherapist at your place.