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Tennis Elbow Condition What is it and How to Fix it?

Tennis Elbow Condition What is it and How to Fix it?

06/05/2021 Pain Treatment

Tennis elbow is another name for lateral epicondylitis. Quite the opposite to its name, tennis elbow is not limited to tennis players. It can occur in anyone who strains the tendons of the forearm. The condition occurs when you work your elbow too much by repeating certain motions, causing weakening of tendons that attach your forearm muscle to the bone.  This can exert great stress on the area, especially when lifting or gripping things. If not treated properly, the pain can last a long time.

What Causes Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow often affects individuals between ages 30 and 50. You can get a tennis elbow from jobs or activities that strain the muscles around your elbow over and over again. Some of these activities include painting, playing racquet sports such as squash and playing certain musical instruments. People who work long hours on computers can also develop this condition.

These activities put a lot of stress on the forearm muscles. If your grip is too tight or technique is off, it can exert more pressure on the tendons and cause small tears. A direct jerk to your elbow can also make the tendons weak.

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow starts as an ache on the outside of your elbow and can get worse over time, causing persistent burning pain. You may notice soreness on the outside of your elbow, and it can become too painful to touch. Additionally, your grip may weaken as the condition worsens and you may feel pain when moving your hands and elbows for tasks as simple as lifting a glass of water. You can get tennis elbow in one or both arms.

The condition may or may not lead to serious problems. However, if left untreated for too long, it can disrupt the functioning of the forearm and elbow.

You should visit a doctor if you notice these symptoms:

  • Pain limits your daily activity
  • Pain lasts despite icing, resting and anti-inflammatory pain relievers
  • Hand begins to feel numb and weak

Treat your Tennis Elbow Condition with FCBS Dubai

The tennis elbow condition can be treated in no time with the right massage technique. At FCBS, we have a team of trained professionals who are skilled at treating tennis elbow and many other such conditions.  Our pain relief therapy involves a gentle massage to soothe tensed muscles. We use a blend of essential oils to reduce inflammation and promote healing naturally.

There are several things we do to diagnose tennis elbow. We begin with reviewing your health history and lifestyle and then examine your elbow and arm to check for aches, swelling and stiffness. We also check for any other injuries in the area which may be causing the pain. These things help us to understand your condition better so we can treat you with utmost care.

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