Tennis Elbow

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Tennis Elbow

 

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, also known as ‘Lateral epicondylitis’, is a condition that causes pain around the outer area of the elbow. Usually occurring when the tendons in the elbow are overloaded or due to repetitive stressful motions of the wrist and arm, the condition causes unbearable pain and near-immobility of the elbow. The pain primarily occurs in the area where the muscles of the forearm are connected to the bones at the exterior of the elbow, but can also spread to the wrist and forearm.

Signs and symptoms of tennis elbow

It starts with a mild pain in the elbow that gradually worsens over time. Other symptoms include the following :

  •  Pain on the outer and upper forearm, sometimes extending to the wrist.
  •  Pain and stiffness while moving, bending or extending the arm
  •  Pain when gripping or lifting an object

Treatment of Tennis elbow

Physical therapy has been proven to be one of the most effective treatments for tennis elbow, helping in both short-term pain relief as well as long-term eradication of the condition. Physiotherapy helps achieve the following:

  • Faster tissue repair
  • Reduction of pain over time
  • Restoration of normal muscle strength and movement
  • Restoration of normal range and motion of elbow joint

How does Apollo Clinic help?

At Apollo Clinic, we provide our patients with the best-in-class physiotherapy services possible. Comprising of a team of highly trained and experienced physiotherapists and support staff, we aim at the rapid improvement of tennis elbow and pain relief through regular and effective physiotherapy sessions. With branches all over the country, you can rest assured that your physiotherapy sessions will be regular and without any break, so as to facilitate rapid improvement. So what are you waiting for? Book your session today!

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