Tennis elbow is usually caused by overusing the muscles attached to your elbow and used to straighten your wrist. If the muscles are strained, tiny tears and inflammation can develop near the bony lump (the lateral epicondyle) on the outside of your elbow. As the name suggests, tennis elbow is sometimes caused by playing tennis, but any activity that puts repeated stress on the elbow joint can cause it.
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Tennis elbow is a problem with the tendons around the elbow joint, known collectively as ‘the common extensor tendon’. This tendon is part of the muscles that lift your hand backwards or up in the air. If you have tennis elbow, you will normally feel pain on the outside of your elbow. This area may be tender to touch.
What is tennis elbow? It is a condition which affects the tendons that attach the muscles of the wrist and . fingers to the bone on the outside of the elbow. This area becomes painful and you may also feel discomfort in the forearm. Less frequently, a similar pain can be felt on the inside of the elbow and is known as a ‘golfer’s elbow’.
What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is caused by a strain to tendons in the forearm. The tendons become inflamed where they join the bony part on the outside of your elbow. When the tendon is repeatedly stressed or aggravated it becomes inflamed, where they join the bony part on the outside of your elbow joint. Any
Hold a rolled-up sock / tennis ball. Make a fist around it and squeeze. Hold the squeeze for 5 seconds. Relax. Repeat x10. 8. Bicep Curls Hold a light weight or can of beans. Secure your injured elbow with your other hand or by sitting in a chair and resting it on your thigh. notice less pain over several weeks.
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Problems on the outside of your elbow are often called tennis elbow, and on the inside, golfers elbow. Can this cause problems anywhere else? You may feel some pain in the muscles around your elbow and down to your wrist. You may also have altered feeling into your fingers. These should improve as your elbow problem gets better. Self-help