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Tennis Elbow

Definition :

Tennis elbow (also known as "shooter's elbow" and "archer's elbow") is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. It is commonly associated with playing tennis and other racquet sports, though the injury can happen to almost anybody.

The condition is also known as lateral epicondylitis ("inflammation of the outside elbow bone").

Symptoms :

  • Pain on the outer part of elbow (lateral epicondyle).
  • Point tenderness over the lateral epicondyle – a prominent part of the bone on the outside of the elbow.
  • Gripping and movements of the wrist hurt, especially wrist extension and lifting movements.
  • Activities that use the muscles that extend the wrist (e.g. pouring a pitcher or gallon of milk, lifting with the palm down) are characteristically painful.
  • Morning stiffness.

Test for tennis elbow : There should also be pain with passive wrist flexion and also with resisted wrist extension Cozen's test), both tested with the elbow extended.

Physiotherapy :

1. Massage Therapy - Gentle massaging over the affected area can help in increasing the blood circulation and quickens the natural healing capacity of the muscles and tendons. Massaging techniques may be of different types such as gentle strokes, application of light or heavy pressure and holding a part of a muscle.

2. Manual Therapy - Manual therapy includes putting pressure on muscles, careful pulling, pushing of bones and joints for proper alignment. These are performed to mobilize the affected area and also increase their flexibility.

3. Ultrasound

4. Electrical Stimulation