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Treatment And Management Of Tennis Elbow
Jul 2017
M Gowtham
Physiotherapist, Apollo Life Studio

Anatomy Of The Elbow
The elbow joint consists of three bones - the bone located in the upper arm called humerus and two other bones in the forearm, namely ulna and radius.

The bony bump at the bottom of the humerus is called epicondyles and the bony bump located outside of the elbow is called lateral epicondyle and involves the muscles and tendons of the forearm.

Elbow Tendinitis/Tendinosis
This condition is characterised by an injury that occurs in the elbow, due to exerting repetitive motion demands by certain sports and other work related activities. The lateral elbow is the most common site of pain in the elbow.

If the patient’s age group is between 30 to 60 years with lateral elbow pain, with or without some spread into the forearm, but no pain in the neck, arm and beyond the wrist, then ‘tennis elbow’ can be treated with physiotherapy. In fact, sports medicine clinicians find the occurrence of this condition more in non-tennis players, rather than in tennis players.