Tennis Elbow The Causes The Preventions The Therapy Methods

What is Tennis Elbow?


Tennis Elbow is an inflammatory musculoskeletal condition caused by overuse from repetitive motions. Motions involving the elbow just like when tennis players swing their racquets. This does not mean it is exclusive to only tennis. Other sports can also cause someone to have Tennis Elbow.


Tennis Elbow is usually an inflammation, however in some cases it can be a micro tearing of the tendons. The ones that join the forearm muscles to the outer side of the elbow. Due to repetitive motion, the muscles and tendons can get damaged from the overuse.

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Causes of Tennis Elbow:


Repetitive motion will cause fatigue and inflammation to the forearm muscles and tendon connected to the outside of the elbow. This is because when the forearm muscle gets tired, the tendon will be used to compensate. Over time this overloading can cause a degenerative condition called tendinitis. This may lead to small to large tendon tears in tendon fibers causing pain and swelling. 


People at risk of Tennis Elbow includes:


  • Age:

People ages 30 to 50 are at a higher risk of developing Tennis Elbow.

  • Occupation:

Those whose jobs require regular repetitive movements of the arms and wrist are at a high risk of developing Tennis Elbow. Cooks, Butchers, Carpenters, Painters are all such examples. 

  • Sports: 

Without proper technique people who play tennis, badminton or squash are at a higher risk of developing Tennis Elbow.


Symptoms of Tennis Elbow:


The development of Tennis Elbow is a gradual one. It starts as a mild pain and gradually becomes worse. 


  • Pain during a twisting motion; opening a jar or twisting open a door knob.
  • Burning pain on the outer area of the elbow.
  • Weakening of grip strength.
  • Swollen elbow joint that is tender to the touch.
  • Stiffness and pain when trying to extend the arm.
  • Pain felt spreading from your arm down to your wrist.
  • Pain when writing.


These symptoms will get worse with a repetitive flexing to straightening motion of the arm. Forearm activities such as playing sports like tennis or badminton, occupational routines such as turning of wrench will aggravate the symptoms. 


Preventive measures for Tennis Elbow:


Prevention is always better than cure. 


  • Remember to always rest your body. Any form of strenuous activity must be balanced out with proper rest. 
  • Proper stretches such as the wrist extensor flex.
  • Strengthening of  forearm and wrist muscles by lifting weights with the proper technique.
  • Wearing a guard or brace for your elbow.
  • Do not overexert or push through the pain. This may increase your risk in accidental harm and developing Tennis Elbow.




  • X-ray:

X-ray is used to provide a clear image of a dense structures such as the bone. This test can be conducted to rule out other conditions such as bone fractures, misalignments and one or more forms of arthritis. 

  • MRI:

Conditions like a herniated disc and arthritis in the neck can cause elbow and forearm pain or tingling sensations. An MRI can show any tears in the tendon of the elbow. This can help rule out other problems such as cartilage harm or ligament tears.


Therapy and Supplement for Tennis Elbow: 



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