PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS: Lateral Epicondylitis, also known as “Tennis Elbow”, and lately proposed as Lateral Elbow (or Epicondyle) Tendinopathy (LET) is the most common overuse syndrome in the elbow. It is an irritation of the tissue connecting the forearm muscle to the elbow. Tennis elbow can be caused by repetitive wrist and arm motions.
CAUSES OF LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS
Tennis elbow is an overuse and muscle strain injury. The cause is repeated contraction of the forearm muscles that you use to straighten and raise your hand and wrist. The repeated motions and stress to the tissue may result in a series of tiny tears in the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the bony prominence at the outside of your elbow.
However, many other common arm motions can cause tennis elbow, including:
- Using plumbing tools
- Driving screws
- Cutting up cooking ingredients, particularly meat
- Repetitive computer mouse use.
SYMPTOMS LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS
- Faint pain a couple of hours after the provoking activity.
- Pain at the end of or immediately after the provoking activity.
- Pain during the provoking activity, which intensifies after ceasing that activity.
- Constant pain, which prohibits any activity.
- Manual therapy
- Tissue loading management
- Patient education.
The goal here at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic is to improve the strength and flexibility of your forearm muscles so you won’t be bothered with tennis elbow again. We may also teach you ways to change your tennis stroke or other activity that is causing your elbow troubles.
Visit us at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic at this address No 2 D Close, Ajumgobia Street, Kado Estate, Abuja or call +234 811 885 6060,