Tennis elbow and repetitive strain injury, RSI

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful inflammation which affect the bone membrane surrounding the tendon insertions close to ulna.

In most cases we see that tennis elbow emerges as a result of long-lasting one-sided work, and often overexertion as with craftsmen. Other one-sided movements of the wrist to result in strain injuries over time, might come from using a PC-mouse, from house painting or from intensive writing.

 

Apart from overexertion and long-lasting one-sided work conditions, it is normal that our grip muscles “fuels” more than the muscles which stretch out the fingers. The result could be an imbalance between the extensor muscles and the flexor muscles. This can lead to the tendon tissue of the extensor muscles being heavily overloaded.

 

Symptoms:

  • Pain when moving the wrist outwards, often like a sharp pain which radiates on to the underarm and the fingers.

  • Pain from pressing the enthesis encircling the lateral epicondyle (on the outside of the elbow)

  • Weakness of wrist and difficulties in performing certain movements.

 

Cause:

  • Long-lasting one-sided work

  • Repetitive writing, painting or use of PC-mouse

  • Severe imbalance of the extensor-flexor muscles

 

Similar symptoms and pain on the inside of the elbow is often called “golfer´s elbow”. However, tennis elbow occurs 5-10 times more often than the “golf” version.

 

What to do yourself:

  • Find out what affects your pain

  • Avoid the painful movements as much as possible

  • Avoid inactivity

  • Avoid one-sided work and take small breaks.

How we can help:

  • Having a tennis elbow might imply that the tendon tissue is overstrained from too little or too much activity from the musculature which straighten out the fingers. This activity is for the brain to decide, but it is possible to stimulate the brain to normalize the activity and thus make you more observant of the factors which provoke any unwanted situation.

  • KA Klinikken offers you an overall consultation with extensive tests based on the latest research. We analyze how your brain and your nerve system affect the rest of your body, aiming to reduce and remove unwanted pain, and obtain long lasting results.

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