Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “Tennis Elbow”, is the most common overuse syndrome in the elbow. Inflammation or, in some cases, micro-tearing of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow occur.
The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Typically, there are four stages on the development of this injury with regard to the intensity of the symptoms:
Faint pain a couple of hours after the provoking activity.
Pain at the end of or immediately after the provoking activity.
Pain during the provoking activity, which intensifies after ceasing that activity.
Constant pain, which prohibits any activity.
often work-related, any activity involving wrist extension, pronation or supination during manual labour, housework and hobbies are considered as important causal factors.
In this video, SNU Chiropractor, Dr. Alyssa (@dr.alyssamoorji), teaches you how Tennis Elbow occurs and 4 tips on how to relieve the pain caused by it.
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