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Shockwave Therapy for Tennis Elbow

“Tennis Elbow” is a swelling and painful tendon injury frequently on the side, or round part, at the end of elbow joint. There are several causes for this common elbow discomfort and playing tennis only counts for about 5% of these painful arm joints. “Tennis elbow” is currently a well-established diagnosis, and its original pathology is comprehensively defined.


The standard anatomical reason for injury is abrupt, as well as often repeated, use of the lower arm extensor muscles. People whose jobs require arm motions like plumbers, carpenters, painters, and those that lift heavy objects, like delivery workers, are often the people who complain of tennis elbow.

The occupations, sporting activities, and weekend warrior activities that demand expansion of the wrist are numerous. Examples of activities that could cause this condition are; fishing, playing musical instruments, painting, weaving, raking, carpentry with power tools and hammers, engaging in arm wrestling, racket sporting activities, and other arm turning activities, as well as lifting items with an extended wrist.

Whatever the source of this overuse injury, tennis elbow usually presents as a small area of persistent pain on the lateral element of the arm joint. Other characteristic symptoms are pain on wrist extension, discomfort when drinking from a glass, as well as holding or grasping an object. In a first occurrence, the pain normally gets worse for several weeks and months; it might even emit down the lower arm. Although it can happen at any kind of age, tennis elbow is most common between 30 and 50 years of age.

Pain around the lateral side of an elbow is usually “tennis elbow,” but other causes of elbow pain should be considered such as; bursitis, infections, osteoarthritis, gout arthritis, and cervical radiculopathy. Radial passage syndrome can often be tough to separate, considering that it can be caused by compression of the posterior interosseous nerve passing in between the surface and deep parts of the supinator muscle mass (the arcade of Frohse). The long finger test (middle finger) is helpful. With the elbow in complete expansion, pressure on the completely extended fingers should create discomfort in the radial tunnel; in positive situations the discomfort should be worst with pressure on the long finger.


How shockwave therapy treatment can help:

New blood vessels develop, improving blood supply and oxygenation of the treated area. Reversal of persistent inflammation happens as pole cell activity rises. Pole cells play an important function in injury recovery and protection versus virus. Accelerates the generation of collagen, which assists tendon fibers to be denser and stiffer, producing a stronger structure. Calcium build-up breaks down– granular portions of the buildup are eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system in areas where micro-tears and various other trauma to ligaments exist. Material P levels are decreased and discomfort is reduced when a natural chemical passes on pain messages to the central nerve system and inhibits the development of inflammatory edema.


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