Tennis Elbow
Mamta Sharma

By - Mamta Sharma
Functional Manual Therapist at VARDĀN
Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the muscles of the forearm to the outside of the elbow. It often occurs due to overusing the forearm muscles and tendons and those around the elbow joint. Tennis elbow is also known as lateral elbow pain or lateral epicondylitis and is not necessarily related to tennis. However, tennis players often develop the condition because it stems from repetitive muscle use. Half of all tennis players will get tennis elbow in their career. It usually occurs between the age of 30 and 50 years.
Tennis elbow occurs as a result of repeating incorrect movements of the arm which can lead to small tears in the tendon attachment at the elbow. In tennis, this translates to the repeated motion and force of hitting a ball with a racquet. Incorrect technique can cause the power in the swing of a racquet to rotate through and around the wrist. This creates a movement on the wrist instead of the elbow joint or shoulder which can increase pressure on the tendon and cause irritation and inflammation.
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  • Cutting tough food.
  • Gardening.
  • Sporting activities that involve high amounts of throwing.
  • Swimming.
  • Manual work that involves repetitive turning or lifting of the wrist, such as plumbing, typing, or bricklaying.
  • Tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
  • Pain in the outside of the elbow while turning door knobs, turning keys, wringing clothes etc.
  • Morning stiffness of the elbow with persistent aching.
  • Soreness of the forearm muscles.
  • Elbow pain that gets worse when grasping or holding an object.
How FMTTM Helps
A Functional Manual Therapist can help patients with tennis elbow by assessing the condition and helping to find the root cause of pain. Elbow pain can often be caused due to neck dysfunctions caused due to bad postures or history of past trauma/accident/whiplash. Such elbow pain can be chronic and might not respond to local treatment given at the elbow joint. Timely assessment and diagnosis of such condition is significant in bringing the pain levels down quickly for better functioning without compromising activities of daily living. Accordingly, strengthening exercises along with postural changes can be taught along with manual therapy directed at the elbow and neck to get rid of the pain.
Our Client Speak

I came to know about VARDĀN when I was suffering from chronic back pain and I used to be awake till 2-3 am at night because of pain and will sleep on ground or hard bed. Mamta Sharma the physiotherapist through FMTTM and exercise session not only treated me but also taught how to take care of my back through regular exercise. I am fully cured of my back pain despite increased working hour with long sitting posture. This has led to increase in productivity , good health and happiness. I could in fact continue towards cure my flat foot issue, and cardio related issues and feel my quality of both personal and working life has improved significantly. My immediate family members and close relatives also now immensely benefitted. Mamta Sharma is very committed and passionate Physiotherapist and have proved Vardan a real boon for me.

Thanks a ton Mamta Sharma

- Narendra Bhooshan
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