When there is an inflammation at one of the tendons joining the forearm muscles to the elbow, it causes pain and tenderness surrrounding the exterior of the elbow which is called Tennix Elbow. Eventually, the forearm muscles and tendons end up severely damage from extensive usage.
Treatment usually includes the following:
- A brace centred over the back of your forearm, which may help to relieve symptoms by resting the muscles and tendons.
- Check your racquets if they are the perfect fit to avoid symptoms from recurring
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs to reduce the pain and swelling
- Ensure rest with no rigiourous sports or heavy duty work for several weeks.
- Steroid injections if other treatments show unsuccessful
- Wrist stretching exercises
Tennis Elbow causes pain on the outside of the elbow, besides that it shares most of the symptoms of Golfer's Elbow. Other symptoms might include:
- Pain that goes all the way down your arm
- Pain gets worse whenever you use your forearm
- For instance, holding a tennis racquet, fixing with a wrench, or shaking hands