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Tennis elbow and its treatment

Tennis elbow, or epicondylitis, is an inflammation of the tendons that are inserted into the elbow. In this post we talk about its symptoms and treatment.Epicondylitis, better known as tennis elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that are inserted into the elbow that cause pain on the upper and outer side of the elbow. In our medical clinic of A Coruña we offer physiotherapy treatment for this problem.

Tennis elbow is a common injury in people who practice any racquet sport. Also, cooks, painters, or any other profession that requires repetitive movements of the wrist or forearm musculature can cause this injury.

The symptoms are severe pain on the outer side of the elbow, and usually extends down the forearm towards the hand. It increases by pressing the affected area, when stretching it and when holding heavy things.

It’s recommended to rest for a couple of weeks to relieve the symptoms of epicondylitis, avoiding those gestures that produce pain.

Physiotherapy treatment initially includes various techniques such as masotherapy of the area, cyriax, electrotherapy, ultrasound, manual therapies, dry puncture, analytical stretching, kineisotaping or cryotherapy. Later on, it continues with strengthening exercises and readaptation.

If tennis elbow is caused by performing a bad move, it’s recommended to talk to your coach to teach you the correct moves, and advise you on the use of suitable materials. If the cause is repetitive movements, it’s important to ensure that you have ergonomic work tools and adapted to your needs.

Following the recommendations indicated, these types of injuries have a good prognosis. If you live in Galicia and you have this problem, we can help you at Pardiñas Dental Medical Clinic.

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