What is tennis elbow?
Lateral epicondylitis, sometimes known as "tennis elbow," is a kind of tendinitis. A strain on the tendons of the forearm causes it. The area where the tendons meet the bony portion on the outside of your elbow joint get inflamed. Activities that require repetitive grasping and twisting of the forearm are the most common cause of this strain. When a lot of pain occurs it becomes necessary to visit the tennis elbow specialist in Las Vegas or Henderson.
What causes tennis elbow?
- Muscle weakness
- Excessive, repeated, and forceful grasping when extending or twisting the wrist
- Improper Equipment - Incorrect grip size, overly tight strings, or too heavy or imbalanced racquets and other tools.
Consult the tennis elbow specialist in Las Vegas/Henderson for better treatment.
Exercises that are helpful for tennis elbow:
- Wrap a resistance band around your hand and place the other end underneath your foot for resisted wrist flexion and extension. For flexion and extension, keep your palms facing up and down, and bend your wrist and hand upwards as far as you can.
- Stretching the forearm extensor muscles is critical for regaining the complete range of motion in the elbow and realigning the fibers during tissue healing. Stretching your arm with the palm of your hand facing downwards and then pulling your hand downwards towards the bottom of your forearm is a typical stretch for this ailment.
- It's also a good idea to do isometric exercises. Squeezing a stress ball (not as hard as a tennis ball, but similar in size) and holding it for a few seconds before releasing it is one way to do this. Another exercise involves wrapping a rubber band around all of your fingers and stretching those outwards, holding for a few seconds before releasing.
- The "hammer exercise" is an informal term for one of the most frequent strengthening exercises. As a weight resistance, you'll need a hammer. Hold the hammer handle at a 90-degree angle with your elbow flat on the table's surface. Slowly spin the hammer towards your body's center, turning your palm downwards. Then gently reverse the action, turning the hammer outwards so that your palm faces up and the hammer's heavy side pulls on your arm. Take a little break. Repeat ten times more.
- Please consult with a tennis elbow specialist in Las Vegas and Henderson to get proper guidance.
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