How to prevent tennis elbow

Tips for ParentBy Onlymyhealth Editorial Team / Oct 04, 2016

What is tennis elbow?


In common words, tennis elbow is a type of injury, which affects elbow. Due to strain or injury of elbow, the tendons on the outer body convex inflamed. Some specific continual movements in wrist can cause this condition like making chapattis with rolling pin, making the dough, straining water from clothes and etc. It is said that occurs only in arms of tennis player while it is not true, tennis elbow can occur in anyone, who injures the tendons present in the forearm. The most common sign or symptom of tennis elbow is pain in arm. Although, tennis elbow can be cured with just physiotherapy but treatment is solely depends upon the severity of the injury. If the injury is severe, tennis elbow might take time and non-surgical treatments like oral pain relieving medicines, corticosteroid injections and shock wave therapy and when tennis elbow is aggravated, surgery could be an option. However, prevention is always a better option than cure, so you must know all the precautionary measures for tennis elbow.


How you can prevent tennis elbow?


Of course, tennis elbow is curable and preventable. You can very efficiently prevent tennis elbow by restricting certain wrist movements.  Yes, if you are a housewife, you can just lessen the frequency of those household chores that require abrupt wrist movements like straining water from clothes, making dough, making chapattis with rolling pin. And apart from that, some form of stretching for forearm can be beneficial as it will increase flexibility in wrist and will prevent any injury.


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