Relief from Tennis Elbow Pain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The Happening of Tennis Elbow Pain

Tennis elbow is the swelling up of or inflammation of the elbow or tendons that join the forearm muscles. It generally happens due to excessive strain on the elbow, such as due to repetitive exertion on the elbow such as lighting of heavy items. Tennis elbow pain is not specific to just tennis players, however it started in history in 1883 as an ailment / pain to tennis player participants, then called “lawn-tennis elbow”. Tennis elbow pain can happen to anyone depending on a person’s physical background, physical activities, nature of work etc. Tennis elbow treatment is becoming more common over time. 

The Best Tennis Elbow Treatment

The best tennis elbow treatment is possible with the leading Doctors / Physiotherapists / Chiropractor at the Orthocure chain of clinics in Gurgaon. It has the latest medical equipment that is ultimate in tennis elbow treatment and manufactured by leading medical equipment company, MedX. The Doctors, Physiotherapists and Chiropractor at Orthocure are the best in the medical industry. The Doctors diagnose and examine the causes and problem of the elbow pain, followed by proper explanation and timeline of the tennis elbow treatment. 

Who Carries Out Elbow Pain Treatment

The Doctors, Physiotherapists and Chiropractor are very well known as pioneering medical practitioners in the industry who carry out the best tennis elbow treatment; Orthocure is a one stop destination to avail the tennis elbow treatment with such top the line practitioners. 

Where can One get Tennis Elbow Treatment Done

A patient may choose to visit any of the Orthocure chain of clinics in Gurgoan as per his/her convenience of location and proximity. Each of the clinics are well equipped and have the same high-quality of tennis elbow treatment done. 

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

The phenomenon or condition of numbness, stiffness, insensitivity, weakening occurring on the hand is called and related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is also called median nerve compression. If Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not attended to or treated in time, it can lead to deeper severity and cause further damage to the arm or hand, and it can take a much longer time for cure / recovery at an advanced stage of this ailment.  

How does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome happen?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome happens due to pressing or compression of the nerves in the hand area. It can happen due to nerve compression at any point from the forearm to the palm of the hand area. 

The Cures for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

To get the best cure for carpal tunnel syndrome is to reach a renowned certified Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor like at Orthocure. The diagnosis and treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be rapid but can also take time over months depending on the patient’s condition, age etc. Physical examination of the patient is a key factor for any Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor, which determines the way forward towards the treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 

How can One Reach Orthocure – the Best Destination for Tennis Elbow Pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In the critical times of Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Orthocure clinics are well sanitized every hour and repeatedly done after the visit of every visitor to the Orthocure clinic premises. Wearing of protective gear by staff is mandatory.

One may open Orthocure website www.orthocure.co.in to get the directions to any of the conveniently located chain of clinics. It is the number 1 chain of specialty clinics in Gurgaon for orthopedic problems. One may go through the encouraging and best testimonials by patients on their successful treatments and great experiences. The website also tells about the variety of medical treatments, and the Doctors’ profiles, years of experience, qualifications etc. It is also useful to set an appointment, however, for immediate information or quick response, please call at +91 – 9821451214.

7 Ways To Prevent Golfer’s Elbow

It is golf season!  Many of us look forward to this time of year for recreation and good times.  However, golf injuries such as “golfer’s elbow” or tennis elbow injuries can occur and are very painful. By taking proper tennis elbow treatment you can easily recover from tennis elbow injuries. Golfers elbow is also known as Medial epicondylitis or pitcher’s elbow.  It is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow.

When you use these elbow muscles repeatedly, small tears develop in the tendons. Over time, this leads to irritation which results in inflammation and pain where the tendon is attached to the bone.

Despite the name, this condition doesn’t just affect golfers. Any repetitive hand, wrist, or forearm motions can lead to golfer’s elbow.

The injury can occur from using the poor form or overdoing certain activities, such as:

  • Golf
  • Baseball and other throwing sports, such as football and javelin
  • Racquet sports, such as tennis
  • Weight training
  • Repeated twisting of the wrist

People in certain jobs may be more likely to develop it, such as:

  • Painters
  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Construction workers
  • Cooks
  • Assembly-line workers
  • Computer users
  • And more…

Common Symptoms of golfer’s elbow include:

  • Pain and tenderness. Usually felt on the inner side of your elbow, the pain sometimes extends along the inner side of your forearm or wrist. Pain typically worsens with repetitive wrist movements. The pain of golfer’s elbow can come on suddenly or gradually.
  • Stiffness. Your elbow may feel stiff and making a fist might hurt.
  • Weakness. You may have weakness in your hands and wrists.
  • Numbness or tingling. These sensations might radiate into one or more fingers — usually the ring and little fingers.

You can prevent this condition by doing the following:

  • Strengthen your forearm muscles. Use light weights or squeeze a tennis ball. Even simple exercises can help your muscles absorb the energy of sudden physical stress.
  • Stretch before and after your activity/game. Walk or jog for a few minutes to warm up your muscles. Then do gentle stretches before you begin your game Stretches at the end of the game/activity is also very important as it helps with decreasing soreness after strain full activity. Please talk to your physiotherapist to give you these stretches.
  • Correct your form. Whatever your sport, ask an instructor or your physiotherapist to check your form to avoid overload on muscles.
  • Use the right equipment. If you’re using older golfing irons, consider upgrading to lighter graphite clubs. If you play tennis, make sure your racket fits you. A racket with a small grip or a heavy head may increase the risk of elbow problems which can be resolved by tennis elbow treatment.
  • Lift properly. When lifting anything, including free weights, keep your wrist rigid and stable to reduce the force to your elbow.
  • Know when to rest. Try not to overuse your elbow. At the first sign of elbow pain, take a break. If you feel minor ache on the inner part of the elbow or forearm or weakening of the grip, if the soreness lasts more than 72 hours then please talk to your health professional before returning to the activity.
  • Stay hydrated: Always make sure that you are hydrated during the game.

 

It is important to rehab this injury by visiting a physiotherapist and following these recommendations:

  • Resting or pacing the activity which increases the symptom
  • ICE: Apply ice packs to your elbow for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, three to four times a day for several days. To protect your skin, wrap the ice packs in a thin towel. It might help to massage your inner elbow with ice for five minutes at a time, two to three times a day
  • Modalities: Your physiotherapist can use modalities like Ultrasound, Laser, IFC, etc. for pain relief and help with inflammation.
  • Stretching: Selective stretching will help you to maintain muscle flexibility and to decrease the chance of any future injury
  • Strengthening: it is important to strengthen your forearm and wrist muscle so that they can take the the strain you put during activity/game.
  • Guarding the part by brace or taping: a counterforce brace on your affected arm, which might reduce tendon and muscle strain
  • Posture education and maintenance during game or activity: Keeping proper posture during the activity/game can decrease the chances of injury significantly please talk to your physiotherapist regarding postural.
  • Gradual return to the activity: It is very important that you gradually return to activity/game as it gives time to your muscles to meet up with work demand.

Dr. Vikas Puri 

B.Sc., D.C, Toronto, Canada

President and Co-Founder of Intelligent Health Group.