Physiotherapist

Laura Plaja 669 730 221

ADVICE FROM CTLL’S PHYSIOTHERAPIST

One of the most common upper limb injuries in Our sport is tennis elbow, resulting in excessive or repetitive exfoliation on the tendons of the forearm extensors, particularly those of the short extensor muscle of the carp. It is more frequent in the amateur player, the injury is usually the result of a setback with poor technique or a powerful smatch or service. This condition can also be due to the constant use of the mouse and the keyboard.

CAUSE

The part of the muscle that is fixed to the bone is called a tendon. Some of the muscles on the forearm are fixed to the bone by the outer part of the elbow. When these muscles are used repeatedly, small tears are developed in the tendon. Over time, this leads to irritation and pain where the tendon is fixed to the bone.

SIMPTOMS

Elbow wound that gets worse over time. Badly it radiates from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and back of the hand, holding or twisting something. And loss of strength. Non-surgical treatment has three main components: protection, decreased inflammation, and strengthening of the muscles and tendons. This is the part where they can participate following these small guidelines.

To decrease inflammation of the tendons:

 

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el and friction massage: It can be used to reduce inflammation and promote scarring of inflamed tendons. Ice causes constriction of surface vessels; Frost dilates them. For friction massage, use thumbs or index buds. Rub on the painful area. Begin with a slight pressure and slowly increase until you apply firm pressure. Continue the massage for 3-5 minutes. Alternate the gel and the massage, always ending with the gel application so that the affected area does not stay inflamed. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day.

The third component of non-surgical treatment consists of stretching and strengthening exercises of the affected muscles and tendons. Begin with the exercises once it has been painless for a few days. Stretching and strengthening exercises are necessary for proper rehabilitation. The stretching of the flexor muscles and extensors of the forearm as described will contribute to preventing muscle imbalance.

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