Want a permanent treatment for Tennis Elbow?
A bony bump on the outer side of the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle. Tennis elbow is the other name for lateral epicondyle. It is an inflammatory condition that causes pain in the tendons in the elbow.
Tennis elbow occurs when the elbow gets injured due to overuse of the wrist and the arm. It is not only the athletes who develop this disorder, as the name suggests. Painters, carpenters, butchers, and plumbers can also develop lateral epicondyle. These are people who overuse their wrists and arm. Because of the repetitive overuse, there is a possibility of damage to your forearm’s tendons and muscles. This acute pain can spread to the wrist and forearm.
Let us go through the signs and causes of tennis elbow before proceeding with its treatment.
Signs of Tennis Elbow
- ● Weaker range of motion
- Aching on the outer portion of the elbow
- Inflammation over the lateral epicondyle (mainly on the outer side of the elbow)
Causes of Tennis elbow
The following actions can intensify the signs of Tennis Elbow:
- Rotating a doorknob
- Bending or lifting arm
- Holding an object tightly
- Shaking hands
- Steadying or moving the wrist with force
- Holding a teacup
- Stretching the arm fully
How to diagnose whether you have a tennis elbow?
Your physician will suggest a detailed physical examination and l history for detecting Tennis elbow conditions. He or she will tell you to move the fingers, elbow, and wrist in all directions. The physician will also ask to put pressure on the affected area. Once the physician detects this condition, they will suggest imaging tests like X-rays to find the reason for the symptoms.
Treatment for Tennis Elbow
Both surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures are the conventional treatment for Tennis Elbow. These two procedures improve the function and strength of the elbow joints. The non-surgical procedures can control the symptoms and avoid further joint damage.
The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation), physical therapy, and Braces (orthotic devices) are some of the non-surgical procedures. These modalities come under home-based treatments.
The patients can have temporary relief when the physicians administer corticosteroid injections and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Still, there is a problem. Usually, these modalities have general and local side effects.
Lastly, your physician may suggest elbow arthroscopy. He or she will recommend it only when there is no improvement in your symptoms. But there are a few disadvantages to surgery. Once you undergo surgery, you will have to go through post-operative rehabilitation protocols for the complete recovery of your elbow joint. After the surgery is over, you can return to your everyday life between six months to one year. The rate of bone erosion and weakness increases with surgery. Hence, in the later stage of life, many people are forced to go for surgery again.
Regenerative treatment – The permanent non-surgical method
Don’t think that surgery is the only option if you have a Tennis elbow. Our Stem Cells Clinic in Ireland offers a natural, safe, and effective non-surgical regenerative treatment. It is possible to heal tennis elbow conditions and manage long term symptoms using regenerative and cellular therapy. Regenerative treatment includes PRP (Platelets rich plasma) therapy, stem cell therapy, and prolotherapy. They can repair the damaged elbow and revive its normal function naturally.
It’s possible to enhance the recovery within a short period by stimulating the body’s healing mechanism without any side effects. Only your stem cells or blood cells are used in the non-surgical Stem Cell therapy and PRP therapy. Hence, there is no chance of rejection or allergy.