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Health

Signs you suffer from tennis elbow

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You don’t have to pick up a racket or tour the golf course regularly to experience tennis elbow.

Tennis elbow – or golfer’s elbow – is a painful condition caused by inflammation in the tendon at the outer portion of the elbow. The medical term for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis.

Athletes aren’t the only people who develop tennis elbow. Repetitive motions of the wrist and arm can also cause people to develop tennis elbow. Painters, plumbers, carpenters and butchers and cooks are more likely to develop this condition.

Racket sports can increase your risk of tennis elbow, especially if you have poor stroke technique.

You might have tennis elbow if it is difficult to shake hands or grip and object, turn a doorknob or hold a cup of coffee. You may experience weakness and pain that radiates from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist.

Medical providers at Pure Health in Aurora can diagnose and treat tennis elbow. Rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relievers can help relieve pain and inflammation in the elbow.

If your symptoms are related to a sport such as golf or tennis, your doctor may suggest that experts evaluate your technique or the movements involved with your job tasks to determine the best steps to reduce stress on your injured tissue.

For severe cases, regenerative medicine may be recommended. Regenerative medicine helps with elbow pain. Regenerative Medicine is an emerging branch of research and medicine which deals with the process of replacing, repairing, or regenerating human cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish normal function.

Pure Health offers regenerative medicine options. Schedule a consultation and learn if regenerative medicine is right for you.

Pure Health Physical Medicine: 2116 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 112, Aurora, IL 60560: 630.897.1895 : www.getpurehealthnow.com