Delving Into the Causes of “Tennis Elbow”

John---SquashWe often hear the term “tennis elbow”, but what really is this condition? First off, you don’t have to be a tennis player to get this elbow problem. Technically, tennis elbow is a painful condition caused by overuse of the hand, arm, and forearm muscles. The term has been coined since tennis players often develop this condition, especially after long-term activity. Know what causes tennis elbow and
steer clear of this painful condition.

Your arm muscles need a break.

Damage to a certain muscle in your forearm can lead to tennis elbow. Specifically, the extensor carpi radialis brevis or ECRB muscle is responsible for keeping the wrist stabilized when the elbow is positioned straight. However, when the ECRB muscle is overused, the muscle is weakened. Little do we know that microscopic tears could form in the tendon attached to the lateral epicondyle. When this
happens, the patient experiences pain and inflammation.

Be aware of your daily activities.

While an active lifestyle is recommended to achieve optimal health, those who are more active, especially athletes, are often the ones who can get muscle injuries, including tennis elbow. However, even non-athletes can get tennis elbow, especially those whose daily activities and occupations require vigorous or repetitive use of the arm muscle. Aside from tennis players, other people such as
plumbers, carpenters, and painters are prone to acquiring the condition.

Elbow surgery in Dubai

Are you at risk of getting tennis elbow? Let Dr. William Murrell take a look at your condition. Give us a call at 9714 385 6009 to request an appointment with him today. We look forward to hearing from you!