Navigation Links
Tennis elbow not new among cricketers, say experts

Tennis elbow has been enjoying the spot light following ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's and several other players complaining about the condition. However, the condition is not uncommon in the sports arena//.

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis as it is called in medical parlance, is an affliction where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender, usually as a result of a specific strain, overuse or a direct bang. The problem occurs following overuse of the arm due to constant and repetitive action, and becomes worse when the condition is ignored.

Skipper Sourav Ganguly's brief departure from the nation's favourite sport due to a mild tennis elbow symptom has put the focus back on the ailment that has been a long-standing curse on sportspersons and others alike.

Kinjal Suratwala, an eminent sports-physiotherapist who has been associated with the India-A team, says, "There may have been symptoms, which were largely ignored. But after Sachin's case, people have become more aware and are being more cautious. " Furthermore, he reflected on the fact that the condition cannot be ignored in sportsmen because of the necessity for a 110 % physical fitness.

"The problem can occur in anyone who is involved in a regular cyclical physical action with his arms. So I do not think it is a new problem among cricketers. There are some strong bands of tissues called tendons that connect our muscles to our bones. Due to overuse and strain these tendons get swollen and cause pain," said fitness consultant Rajesh Parikh.

The condition is also seen more among tennis players, especially those who have a poor backhand shot, in which they apply more power on their wrists than their shoulders. Housemaids are the other group of people who frequently face the problem.

Physiotherapy, which may include heat or ultrasound therapy, use of anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers and administration of steroids are some of the methods used to deal with the problem. Recovery from the ailment can take anywhere between three weeks to a year during which the patient is best advised to abstain from the particular repetitive action.

Source: Indo-Asian News Service
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Tennis gives protection against heart disease lifelong
2. Steroids Ineffective In Tennis Elbow
3. Tennis Elbow is Not Caused Due to Improperly Sized Tennis Racket Grip
4. Kallis to undergo surgery for tennis elbow
5. A winning shot is here to battle ‘tennis elbow
6. Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients
7. Poor diet among smokers
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Losing that baby fat among women
10. Poor diet among smokers
11. Physical activity less among black girls
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and Financial Services, ... preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that began earlier ... is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for animals seeking ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health ... technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing ... form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to host ... items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness for ... The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in ... will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... -- AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its CE-Marked AVACEN ... with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia in the ... Essex, England commented, "I had difficulty ... sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every movement sending ... AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and is helping ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare of ... Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , have ... service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider access ... 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... used to measure lung function for a variety of ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for environmental, social ... annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report ... based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points across the ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: