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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Overuse injury involving eccentric overload at origin of common extensor tendon leads to tendinosis and inflammation at origin of Extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB).

Causes -

  • Risk factors : poor swing technique, heavy racket, incorrect grip size, high string tension.
  • Common in laborers who utilize heavy tools.
  • Workers engaged in repetitive gripping or lifting tasks.
  • Men and women are equally affected.

Symptoms -

  • Pain with resisted wrist extension.
  • Pain with gripping activities
  • Decreased grip strength
  • tenderness

Investigations -

  • Xray
  • MRI
  • Ultrasonography

Treatment -

Non operative : Activity modification, ice, NSAIDs, Physiotherapy.

Operative as per clinician’s advice.