Lateral epicondylitis, also termed as "tennis elbow," is the most common cause of elbow pain and dysfunction, mainly resulting from repetitive gripping or wrist extension during various activities. The exact pathogenesis remains largely elusive with putative tendinosis, a symptomatic degenerative process of the local tendon.
Tennis elbow is estimated to affect 1-3% of the adult population each year and is more common in the dominant arm. It is generally regarded as an overus … Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow is a common condition that presents with pain and tenderness around the common extensor origin of the elbow.
Materials and Methods. This is a retrospective case series consists of 24 consecutive patients that underwent surgical treatment for resistant tennis elbow, between June 2011 and July 2013 at our hospital (Bone and Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Shafa Orthopedic Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran).
There is no one good, quick treatment for tennis elbow. In fact, a great variety of methods are available to relieve its pain. One's patient must be taught to understand there is no instant cure and that the pain may take many weeks and even months to resolve. If cooperation is lacking, so will be a “cure.”
Stage 1: Bend your elbow to 90 degrees and support your forearm on a table with your wrist placed at the edge. Stage 2: Straighten your elbow slightly. Continue to support your arm on the table. Stage 3: Fully straighten your elbow and lift your arm so that it is no longer supported by the table. Step-by-step directions to be followed for each stage
Initial treatment. Cut back on movements and activities that cause pain in the affected elbow, forearm, and wrist. For additional pain relief, apply ice to the epicondyle for 15 to 20 minutes every four to six hours for the first day or so. Oral over-the-counter pain relievers (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, and acetaminophen) may also help, but ...