How To Treat Tennis Elbow-[Fully Updates]

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My dear students, today we learn about Tennis elbow. What is Tennis elbow? Definition of tennis elbow, Name of tennis elbow, Cause of tennis elbow, Symptoms or clinical feature of Tennis elbow, anatomy of Tennis Elbow, investigation of Tennis elbow, Aims of treatment of Tennis elbow, Treatment plan of  Tennis elbow, Home advice for Tennis elbow etc. Tennis elbow is a part of Sports medicine.

tennis elbow

What is Tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is characterized by pain and tenderness on the lateral side of the elbow joint due to inflammation of the tendors of the lateral side of the elbow joint.

Definition of Tennis elbow

Pain and inflammation on the lateral side of the elbow joint.

Name of Tennis elbow

  • Tennis elbow
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Lateral elbow tendinitis.

Cause of Tennis elbow

  • Strain force
strain force
  • Overuse
Over use
  •  Carrying heavy weight
carrying heavy weight
  • Wrong technique at sports
wrong technique in sports
  • Repetitive movement
repetitive movement
  • Poor warm-up and cool down
poor warm up

Tennis elbow Symptoms

  • Pain at the lateral aspect of the elbow joint. May radiate up to wrist joint.
  • Pain increase in activity and decrease by rest.
  • Wrist extension against resistance with elbow extension and pronation is painful.
  • Aching or sharp pain over the wrist.
  • Inflammation-
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Edema
  • Vasoconstriction
Anatomy of tennis elbow

Anatomy of Tennis Elbow

  • Bones of Tennis elbow
  • Humerus
  •  Radius
  • Ulna
  • Muscle of Tennis elbow
  • Extensor muscle
  • Common extensor tendon
  • Brachio-radialis
  • Extensor digitorum etc

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Investigation of Tennis Elbow

Lab test

  • X-ray

Special test

  • Mill’s test
  • Cozens test
tennis elbow test

Mill’s test of Tennis Elbow

Procedure: Examiner palpates the lateral epicondyle and passively pronated the patients forearm and flexed the wrist fully and than elbow extend.

Response:   Sever pain present in lateral epicondyle.

Cozens test of Tennis Elbow

Procedure: patients elbow is stabilized by the examiner thumb, which rest on the patient’s lateral epicondyle. The patients ask to make a fixed pronated the forearm radialy deviate and extend the wrist. When the examiner resist the motion.

Response: Sever pain present in lateral epicondyle.

Aims of treatment of Tennis elbow

  • Relief of pain
  • Relief of tenderness
  • Reduce swelling
  • Increase ROM(Range of motion)
  • Increase ADL(Activities of daily living)
  • Increase muscle power.

Tennis elbow Exercise

  • Protection
  • Rest
  • Ice therapy
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • To relieve pain UST (Ultrasound Therapy) in the lateral side of the elbow 1 w/cm2 to 10 minutes.
  • Deep friction massage to reduce adhesion.
  • Ice before friction massage.
  • IRR (Infrared rays) in lateral side of the elbow for 5 to 15 minutes.
  • Wrist turn.
  •  Wrist turn with weight.
  • Wrist lift, palm up.
  • Wrist extensor stretch
  • Wrist extensor flex
  • Fist squeeze
  • Towel twist
  • Elbow movement.
  • Isometric exercise to increase circulation.
  • Active free exercise of the elbow joint to maintain joint range.
  • Strengthening exercise to increase muscle power.
  • Psychological support.

Home advice

  • Ice compression
  • Don’t lift heavy weight.
  • Rest the arm for longer.
  • Be happy all time.
be happy

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Author: Physiotherapy Learn

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