Tennis elbow is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that result in elbow pain.
Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area of the elbow.
Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis -swelling of the tendons that cause pain in the elbow and arm. It occurs for any age group, but it’s most common at about age 40.
Tennis elbow is similar to another condition called golfer’s elbow, which affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow.
Tennis elbow is an overuse and muscle strain injury. It affects between 1%- 3% of the population. It may also be associated with work-related injuries.
People who suffer from tennis elbow include golfers, baseball players, bowlers, gardeners or landscapers.
It is prevalent in those over 35 years of age, both male and female are equally affected.
CAUSES OF TENNIS ELBOW:
It is most common in athletes who play a lot of tennis, baseball, volleyball or golf.
Carrying heavy loads
Construction and mechanical work
This may cause also due to continuous use of computer keyboard and mouse use.
SYMPTOMS OF TENNIS ELBOW
• Pain on the outside side of the elbow
• Pain radiating to the upper arm, forearm or back of the elbow.
• Pain is worse when shaking hands or squeezing objects.
• Pain on gripping something or twisting the forearm.
• Occasional night pain
X-ray, Cozen tests
HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT OF TENNIS ELBOW:
Homeopathic remedies are extremely fast-acting, easy to use for all ages, inexpensive. Homeopathy, in fact, has become quite popular for sports medicine as it brings relief to a range of musculoskeletal injuries quickly.
Many Homeopathic remedies are like instant pain-killers. Apart from relieving pain, they also bring about healing in the strained or injured muscles and tendons in the most natural way. The homeopathy medicines for Tennis elbow are Arnica Montana, Rhus-tox, Bryonia Alba, Ruta Graveolens, Calcarea Carbonica, Aurum metallicum, Causticum, Calcarea flourica, Pulsatilla, etc.