Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is caused by inflammation of the muscles of the forearm that attach to the elbow. It’s usually the result of inflammation of the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon. Tennis elbow is an overuse injury caused by repetitive activity. Although common in racquet sports, it can also be seen in workplace injuries, particularly among painters, carpenters, and plumbers. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, typical signs and symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and burning on the outside of the elbow and weak grip strength.
Symptoms develop over time and may gradually worsen over weeks or months. Nonsurgical treatment includes:
- NSAIDS (such as Advil or Aleve)
- Steroid injections
The first steps in treating tennis elbow are reducing inflammation and resting the irritated muscles and tendons. Ice and compression may also help reduce inflammation and pain. Once the inflammation subsides, you can begin gentle exercises to strengthen the muscles of the forearm to prevent a recurrence. Here at Discover Optimal Healthcare, we have a variety of treatments to help you accelerate your healing process and rid you of your pain.
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