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TENNIS ELBOW

Tennis-Elbow

 

Tennis elbow is an inflammatory condition of the common extensor muscle over the lateral condyle. It is also known as Lateral Epicondylitis.

Common causes of Tennis Elbow are as below:

  • Extensive work of wrist
  • Sudden contracture of extensor origin
  • Unknown causes

Symptoms of tennis elbow include:

  • Pain from activities that use the muscles that extend the wrist (e.g. pouring a container of liquid, sweeping, especially where wrist movement is required)
  • Weak grip and pain in wrist movements
  • Pain over the back of forearm

Diagnosis:

Tennis elbow can be diagnosed by X Ray and also Cozen test.

Cozen test: It is done when the pain increases with resisted extension of wrist in full elbow extension.

Treatment done is:

  1. Modalities: These include Ultrasound and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS).
  2. Massage therapy
  3. Exercises
  4. Splint: Immobilizing the part

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