The cure for the repetitive motion injury of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow, colloquially known as tennis or golfer’s elbow, is more use. With tennis or golfer’s elbow, you need to settle it down and rest it but after that, the best research and evidence points to exercise as the most effective treatment for healing.
A clinical assistant professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at Augustana Campus. They explain that tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis; which affects the outside of the forearm at the elbow, and golfer’s elbow or medial epicondylitis, which affects the inside, were believe to be relate to inflammation, and thus a form of tendonitis.
Physicians began to notice injuries
However, researchers and physicians begin to notice these injuries were more often a form of tendinopathy, where the inflammation is a symptom of an underlying problem relate to weak or disrupt tendon fibrils. This is not not meant to scare anyone, but they were finding the structure of the tendon itself actually change and degenerate a little bit,” he said.
It’s usually relate to strength, flexibility or the mechanics of a motion the body is not prepare to tolerate, so the tendons get overwork and overstressed, and cause the pain. Zarski said golfer’s and tennis elbow are seldom cause by actually playing golf or tennis. Any activity that requires repetitive arm movements, like typing or working with tools, can cause the debilitating elbow pain, as can participating in heavy tasks such as weightlifting or
They also suggest general stretching of the forearms before the task and semi-regularly. However, once the damage is happen and especially if there is acute pain; so the best thing to do is follow the PRICE protocol protection, rest, ice; so compression and elevation and may take some sort of anti-inflammatory medication or over-the-counter cream.
Patient raise their hand up
Once the pain subsides, Zarski recommends isometric exercises; which is strengthening without movement. The most effective is having a patient raise their hand up; hence into an extend or upright position and simply hold a light weight in place for 20 seconds.
Essentially, the tendon that has change will response well to forces; hence put on it and the body will naturally start to realign scar tissue and improve the strength of the tendon. With proper stress, the body will naturally heal itself; so it’s fair to say the degenerative changes to the tendon are not permanent.
Other exercises may include activities that produce a torquing or twisting motion; hence at the wrist and eventually squeezing a ball; but an ergonomic intervention may also play a role in wellness. For instance, Zarski explain if someone has golfer’s elbow brought on by typing. It will be relate to the position of their desk and keyboard. Bad posture can lead to not enough space in the front for the tendons to travel under the bone.
They add seeing a professional is the surest path back to pain-free activity. There was also be some sort of manual or hands-on intervention, such as massage; hence a muscle-release technique or needling something to improve the muscles or joints around the wrist; so to try to ensure the muscles can do what they need to do,” he said. “But any good rehab for tennis elbow should include some sort of exercise and stretching.