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:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Demonstrating their commitment to ... public health departments have been awarded national accreditation through the Public Health ... the expanding network of communities across the nation whose health departments meet rigorous ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 ... ... the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center at 10 North Broadway Avenue, will be ... 6.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain. , ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... New Holland, PA and Grimsby, Ontario (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The ... to the modular industry or whose acts have had a significant impact on the careers ... of Sales and Marketing with NRB Inc. was inducted into the MBI’s Hall of Fame. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Dilger-Maxwell ... of the Norwalk and Vermillion areas, celebrates the newest charity campaign in ... nonprofit, community-based substance abuse prevention and peer recovery support organization providing vital ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Benefits ... an innovative mobile app and centralized benefits dashboard solving one of the top ... from multiple locations. For the first time, employees can access up-to-date information and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... DUBLIN , Mar. 23, 2017 Research ... Valve Devices Market: Analysis By Procedure, Replacement Procedure By Technique, Repair ... their offering. ... Global Heart Valve Devices Market is forecasted to grow at a ... heart valve devices is driven by rising aging population, growth in ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... and INDIANAPOLIS , March ... LLY ) and the William Sansum Diabetes Center ... of Latino people affected by diabetes through enhanced research, ... of diabetes and cardiovascular disease bears a disproportionate weight ... ," said David Kerr , M.D., FRCPE, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 ... and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Primary Hyperoxaluria - ... the Primary Hyperoxaluria (Genito Urinary System And Sex ... rare condition characterized by recurrent kidney and bladder ... substance called oxalate. Symptoms include blood in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: