Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mesotherapy As A Treatment for Tennis Elbow

One of the many conditions that can be successfully treated with injection therapy is the condition known as tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow" is the casual name the elbow pain caused by the overuse of arm and forearm muscles.

Although tennis elbow does affects tennis players, it also affects other athletes and people who participate in leisure or work activities that require repetitive arm, elbow, and wrist movements including including golfers and baseball players. 

Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow most commonly affects people in their dominant arm. For example a left-
Tennis Elbow
handed person would experience the pain in the left arm. However it can occur in both arms at the same time.

The main symptom is pain that slowly develops in intensity around the outside of the elbow. It is also mad worse by the act of clenching or squeezing. Lifting simple tools or utensils is also difficult for your patient, who will come to see you for a cure of the chronic pain.

Causes of Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is caused by a tearing of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow specifically refers to injury in the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area (of the elbow. This condition  is officially known as lateral epicondylitis.

A golfer's elbow, or baseball elbow refers to the same process occurring on the inside of the elbow -- what your doctor may call medial epicondylitis. Overuse injury can also affect the back or posterior part of the elbow as well.

 Care and Treatment 

The goal of treatment for tennis elbow is to reduce pain an inflammation. This is done by resting the elbow and applying ice to the affected area. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can be taken for the pain.

If the pain is severe, a cortisone type medication can be injected into the sore area but to avoid this mesotherapy injectibles can be recommended.

Prognosis


Tennis elbow usually is successfully treated by mesotherapy, naturopathic means and physiotherapy and only rarely requires surgery.

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