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Do You Have Tennis Elbow


Do you have tennis elbow or perhaps you suspect a loved one of yours may be suffering from this rather common but nevertheless painful concern? Tennis elbow is indeed a common and well established problem that has been affecting sufferers for many years now. It occurs when an inflammation around the elbow is evident. It can also be called archers elbow or even shooters elbow. This is the same type of inflammation that is evident in what is also commonly called golfers elbow.

When we look closely at the elbow joint we can see that there are several bones that are connected to many different muscles in order to provide the most scope and movement to the arm and fingers. The bone in question is the lateral epicondyle which is the small bone that sits around the outside of the joint and at the bottom of the upper arm bone. This is where the tendon attaches itself and runs down the forearm muscles.It works the arm by flexing the tendon and enabli9ng the arm and forearm muscle to move up and around.

When we participate in repeated motion or movement we can overwork the tendon and cause damage. This is also the case if there is a one-time movement that is particularly heavy or difficult and results in a trauma to the region. AS it tears off fibers, inflammation will take place. This generally happens around the joint of the elbow and this lateral epicondyle swelling is what is commonly called tennis elbow.

Many people who suffer from tennis elbow have great discomfort and seek out medical attention. Others tend to let it go in the hopes that it will get better with less movement. The most appropriate form of treatment would be to seek the advice of an orthopedic doctor to plan a pain management and treatment program for the condition.

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