Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
How much do you know about Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)?
-In fact, less than 5% of all cases of tennis elbow occur in people who play tennis.
-Tennis elbow can happen to anyone who repeatedly uses their elbow, wrist, and hand for their job, sport, or hobby.
-Tennis elbow is a painful condition caused by overuse of the “extensor” muscles in your arm and forearm, particularly where the tendons attach to rounded projections of bone (epicondyles) on the outside or lateral aspect of the elbow.
-Some symptoms include: pain that radiates into your forearm and wrist, difficulty doing common tasks, such as turning a doorknob or holding a coffee cup, and difficulty with gripping activities.
-Your physical therapist can help you retrain your muscles so that you use them properly. For example, when you lift a heavy grocery bag, you should contract the muscles around your shoulder blade and trunk to provide support for your arm muscles.
***Contact your physician to refer you to physical therapy for a full evaluation as soon as symptoms begin for immediate attention and a quicker recovery!***
This information and more about Lateral Epicondylitis found at: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/SymptomsConditionsDetail.aspx?cid=32f9930b-798e-4bdc-b322-15ec6803d22b
Tennis elbow is a painful condition caused by overuse of the “extensor” muscles in your arm and forearm, particularly where the tendons attach to rounded projections of bone (epicondyles) on the outsi