Have you these symptoms? It could be tennis elbow

Have you ever experienced severe pain on the|| |102‘esterno del braccio?

You may suffer from tennis elbow also called epicondylitis.

And what are thesymptoms, what are thecauses and what are the | ||116rimedi for this chronic condition?

What is tennis elbow?

Doctors know the condition by the specific name oflateral epicondylitis. The rest of the people just call it tennis elbow.

The term has entered the collective imagination, although it must be said that only a small group of people who have been diagnosed with tennis elbow actually gets sick playing tennis

Tennis elbow is a common injury that usually heals with a non-invasive treatment but you have to give the patient plenty of time to rest.

Where's is it the pain?

Tennis elbow is pain focused, as I mentioned before, on the outside of the arm where your forearm meets the elbow.

The forearm is connected with tendons to muscles. Tendons also connect muscles to bones. When you are constantly using your arm in a repetitive motion, the tendons at the end of your elbow, the ones that control the radial extensor muscle, can give you some trouble.

These problems place stress on the arm which no longer extends properly and has difficulty grasping things, as well as some constant chronic discomfort.

Tennis elbow|| |150 colpisce fino al 3% della popolazione, in particolare gli adulti tra i 30 e i 50 anni. Ma meno del 5% dei casi è legato al tennis, quindi ha solo il nome legato al tennis ma poco ha a che fare con esso.

What causes tennis elbow?

cause gomito del tennista epicondilite
The causes of epicondylitis are to overload the elbow joint in a repetitive and constant way

Tennis elbow is a classic repetitive strain injury caused by overuse of the arm that tires and wears out by repeating exactly the same movement.

Any activity that puts strain on the muscles around the elbow can cause this chronic, absolutely constant and certainly disabling pain.

In tennis, hitting the ball from the backhand puts some stress on the forearm muscles which they repeatedly contract when the tennis player hits the ball.

Nel tennis, colpire la palla di rovescio mette un po ‘di stress sui muscoli dell’avambraccio che si contraggono ripetutamente quando il tennista la palla.

If you have poor technique or overtighten the racket, stress can increase right in the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the elbow.

The tendons can then become inflamed.

The more you do it, and tennis is a game that relies on repeated strokes, the greater the chance of suffering from tennis elbow.

It can be that tennis elbow occurs with other racquet sports, such as squash or racquetball.

More often than not, this type of pain can result from work or activities that involve repetitive arm movements, such as example:

  • repetitive use of the chainsaw
  • painting
  • being a carpenter
  • playing certain types of musical instruments
  • cuochi
  • butchers
  • workers on an assembly line

Golfer's elbow, which I mentioned earlier, | ||193si differenzia dal gomito del tennista in quanto il dolore si concentra sull’interno del gomito.

The causes are similar, however: tendon pain caused by repetitive movements, whether it is a blow to the golf, weight lifting or simply a certain perseverance in doing chores and chores with your hands.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptom of tennis elbow is pain on the outside of the elbow.

Over time, from a few weeks to a few months, the pain turns into chronic pain. The outside of the elbow can become too painful to even touch.

Eventually, you may find it harder or more painful to grasp or lift things.

Sometimes tennis elbow it affects both arms and this becomes really difficult to manage. However, I can assure you that even just the pain you feel in grabbing something can be really disabling, especially if you can't stop making the same movement as for those who work in a factory and have a rather tight assembly line to respect .

What are the possible treatments?

Your doctor may ask you to do some simple actions, in his presence, to see if you have tennis elbow. These include straightening your wrist quite firmly and then checking for pain in any part of your arm. He may also order an MRI to see what kind of situation he is facing.

Tennis elbow can usually be treated with exercise as recommended byDr. Michele Franzese, physical therapy and medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin.

Talk to your doctor if you have ongoing pain and think it might need to take painkillers for an extended time.

But, in general, my advice is to always talk to your doctor because he is the one who takes care of you and he is the one who is able to relate to you to the right drugs or the right therapy to do.

You can use pharmacological and physical therapies as we said before, try magnetotherapy, laser therapy, cryotherapy, electrostimulation, functional bandages, a compressive brace that goes to compress, precisely, the external part of the elbow, the one that hurts us e.

But there are also preventive exercises to do at home that seem very simple to do and which I therefore recommend:

  • take a tennis ball and squeeze it several times with the palm of the hand
  • hold a club and try to flex the elbow at 90 degrees so as to have it parallel to the ground and circle the wrist about 20 times per arm
  • do external turns and reels with a racket in your hands, so that the body and the elbow get used to the repetitions

These are three very simple exercises that can give some relief to what your body is and can remove the spectrum of this chronic pain a bit disabling, this is undoubted and also evident.

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