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Friday, May 8, 2009

TENNIS ELBOW

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 8:38 PM Comments

Tennis elbow is more of a discomfort than a disease.Here there is pain in the outer side of elbow while attempting to hold something or trying to work in the affected hand.It may go to the extent of dropping things from the hand.Usually affects the hand of tennis players   which hits the ball and so is the name.But can affect others using the hand in the same way.Here a long duration of traction force generated from the extensor group of muscles at elbow acts on the  lower end of arm bone and adjoining forearm bone to set the pain in motion.Patient  must be checked for associated diabetes.

  It can be relieved by rest to the part ,moist heat application and use of simple analgesics.If not, steroid injections are given at the site.And if does not respond one may think of taking up surgical remedy.
But usualy it subsides with the simple measures.

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