What is Tennis Elbow?
Pain on the outer side of the elbow, which extends to the forearm and increases by performing activities, such as lifting objects, is a sure shot symptom of the tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is a very common condition, which occurs as a result of the degeneration and inflammation of the tendons, situated on the outside of the elbow. These muscle tendons are further, responsible for the movement of the fingers and bending of the wrist and are located at the outside of the tendon, where the pain is felt. The formal name for this injury is lateral epicondylitis. It is a very common injury in tennis, badminton players and in various professions that actively involves the use of wrist and elbow such as cooking, painting, writing, manual labour and plumbing. Fortunately enough, a vast majority of the tennis elbow conditions do not need surgeries and can be treated with physiotherapy exercises.
How does Physiotherapy help?
When it comes to physiotherapy clinic in delhi, there is no better choice than Physiorevive. Situated in New Delhi and headed by Dr Vikrant Bhardwaj, this renowned clinic excels in pain management through physiotherapy. Some of the key areas of expertise are dry needling, post-surgery care, tennis elbow, pregnancy, women’s health, ergo care etc. The main aim of physiotherapy treatment in tennis elbow is to eliminate pain, inflammation and strengthen the pain-affected muscles to reinitiate normal functioning. This can easily be achieved by following simple physiotherapy exercises such as:-
- Stretching of Wrist:- Bend the wrist down with the elbow straightened and keep it held down for 20 seconds. Practice the same at least 5 times in a row and do the same thrice a day.
- Strengthening of Wrist:- Bend the wrist a little by holding a lightweight in your hand and hold the position for 20 seconds. Repeat the same 10 times in a set of 2 to 3.
- Massages using ice cube:- Apply ice in a circular motion to the affected areas. This will reduce swelling and pain.
- Soft Tissue Manipulation:- Use a suitable oil as suggested by your physio, to gently run along with the soft tissues. This will enhance tissue mobility.
- Change in the activities most commonly performed:- This change will help reduce the existing load on the affected muscles, as it will allow them some time to relax and recover.
Note: We at PHYSIOREVIVE, offer specific treatment for tennis elbow like Dry needling, which reduces pain & treat the root cause.