Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral Epicondylitis

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Lateral Epicondylitis

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What is Lateral Epicondylitis?

Lateral epicondylitis is a tennis elbow injury that occurs when the tendons in your forearm become inflamed. It’s also called “tennis elbow” or “golfer’s elbow.”

The condition results in inflammation of the tendons that connect your forearm muscles to your wrist. The pain typically occurs on the outside of your elbow, but can also affect both sides.

Lateral epicondylitis typically affects people who participate in activities that involve repetitive gripping motions such as tennis, racquetball, weightlifting, golfing and carpentry.

What are the types of Lateral Epicondylitis?

There are two types of Lateral Epicondylitis:

  • Tennis Elbow – In this form, pain is felt while playing tennis or other racquet sports. It can also be caused by activities such as moving the arm against resistance, grasping items tightly and forcefully, heavy lifting and even typing on a keyboard. The pain is felt on the outside of the elbow.
  • Golfers Elbow – In this type of Lateral Epicondylitis, pain is felt during or after playing golf or other sports that involve gripping and swinging with your arm. It can also be caused by activities such as heavy lifting and hammering nails into wood. The pain is felt on the inside of your elbow near the joint where it connects to your wrist bone.

What are the causes of Lateral Epicondylitis?

The most common cause of lateral epicondylitis is overuse, which happens when you do an activity that involves repetitive wrist and elbow motions such as swinging a golf club or baseball bat. Other causes include:

Other things that can lead to symptoms of lateral epicondylitis include:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome (which is caused by pinching or pressure on the median nerve)
  • osteoarthritis (a degenerative condition where joints become inflamed and painful)
  • rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease where joints become inflamed and painful)

What are the symptoms of Lateral Epicondylitis?

Symptoms of lateral epicondylitis include:

  • Pain in the outer side of your forearm and hand
  • Tenderness to touch on the outer side of your forearm
  • Difficulty turning door knobs, opening jars, and lifting objects with your hand
  • Pain that worsens with gripping, lifting, or forceful movements involving your wrist and fingers

What are the risk factors for Lateral Epicondylitis?

There are several risk factors that can increase your chances of developing lateral epicondylitis, or “tennis elbow.” These include:

  • Repetitive motions, such as throwing a ball or hammering
  • Work activities that require you to keep your arm in a bent position over your head for long periods of time, such as painting or working at an assembly line
  • Having a history of previous elbow injuries, such as fractures or dislocations

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Lateral Epicondylitis?

The most effective exercises for lateral epicondylitis are wrist curls, reverse wrist curl, and reverse wrist extensions. These exercises will help strengthen your forearm muscles and increase your range of motion. In addition to these three exercises, you should also consider stretching your forearm muscles by doing gentle stretches multiple times per day.

What are the treatments for Lateral Epicondylitis?

There are many different treatments that can be used to treat lateral epicondylitis. The most common treatment is rest and avoiding any activities that cause pain in your elbow or forearm.

Another common treatment is anti-inflammatory medications that help reduce swelling in the area around your elbow and forearm.

If these methods do not work then cortisone injections may be used to reduce inflammation in the area around your elbow and forearms as well as surgery which involves removing scar tissue from around your elbow area or even removing part of it altogether if there is too much scar tissue present.”

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What brace is used for Lateral Epicondylitis?

For lateral epicondylitis, you can use a counterforce brace.

A counterforce brace helps prevent overuse and strain injuries of the elbow by applying a gentle pressure on the extensor muscles of the forearm. It also helps reduce pain and swelling in the area, allowing you to continue your daily activities without any restrictions.

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