Do you get tennis elbows when you play tennis?

Aunt Li has been busy with her grandson recently and is very busy every day. In the past two days, I felt a pain in the elbow joint. I didn’t have the energy to twist the towels. Shopping in the supermarket also required someone to help me with things. When I went to the hospital for an examination, I found that I had a tennis elbow. Aunt Li wondered. She had never touched a tennis ball. How could she get a tennis elbow?

In fact, tennis elbow is a common elbow joint disease, named after a tennis player, and medically calls it humeral epicondylitis. The opposite epicondylitis of the humerus is called a golf elbow.

In fact, professional tennis players know how to control power, but it is not easy to get tennis elbows. Tennis enthusiasts often cause injuries due to incorrect force exertion.

From the perspective of the disease mechanism, the epicondyle of the humerus is the attachment point of the common extensor tendon. Repeatedly pulling the stop of this tendon will cause damage and thus cause aseptic inflammation. Not only playing tennis, other actions such as doing housework and moving heavy objects will cause damage to this tendon stop, manifested in the symptoms of aggravated fists and forearm elbow extension (such as wringing towels, sweeping the floor, etc.)

In fact, most tennis elbow patients have never played tennis. Most of the patients are people with more labor in life, and most of them are middle-aged and elderly women.

Do you suffer from tennis elbow
We can use the bottled water at home to make a preliminary judgment by doing a few simple actions. Straighten your elbow and try to scoop up the bucket. If you feel sore elbows and you don’t feel fit, then you need to doubt the tennis elbow.

In addition, if you repeat the action of cleaning the table, you feel weakness and soreness in the elbow, which also indicates that there is inflammation in the elbow. These actions require forearm force, which can stimulate the epicondyle of the humerus, so if related symptoms occur, it indicates the possibility of tennis elbow.

How to perform rehabilitation training
For tennis elbow, we can conduct active training to prevent and delay the increase of injury.

Through the following exercises, you can increase muscle strength, relieve muscle tension and pain, and increase joint stability. The principle of exercise is to perform strength training in a painless range, and the muscles can have a slight soreness.

Stretch and relax the elbow
Straighten the elbow joint, the other hand can help, the elbow has a feeling of tension, the muscles have a feeling of soreness, if there is pain, you can appropriately reduce the range of stretching. 30 seconds per group, 3 to 5 groups per day.

By pulling and relaxing the muscles behind the elbow, the tension at the muscle stops is reduced, muscle contractures are reduced, and symptoms are relieved.

Muscle strength training
Straighten your hands and hold a water bottle while turning your wrists up. The hands on the healthy side are weak, and the wrist joint on the affected side sinks slowly. There are 8 to 12 in each group, and 2 to 3 groups can be done in a day.

In a word, tennis elbow is not exclusive to tennis players. You should pay attention to protection in daily life, seek medical treatment in time for symptoms, and perform rehabilitation training and related professional treatment step by step. Keep away from tennis elbow.