General Info about Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is a common injury and got its name because tennis players tend to get it. It could equally well be called "plasterer's elbow" or "mechanic's elbow" or "painter's elbow".
The medical name for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis of the humerus. Lateral means "on the side" and refers to the area of the elbow away from the body. The humerus is the largest bone in the upper arm and has rounded bony protrusions on both sides of the elbow that are called epicondyles. The muscles that extend or straighten the wrist and fingers derive origin in part from the lateral epicondyle. Tennis elbow refers to a degenerative or traumatic tear of these tendon origins at their attachment to the bone, causing pain on the outside of the elbow. The majority of people getting this are between 40 and 50 yrs but it can affect any age.
Latest Publications and Research on Tennis Elbow
- Calcific Tendinitis in the Elbow Presented as Acute Tennis Elbow. - Published by PubMed
- The role of working memory capacity in implicit and explicit sequence learning of children: Differentiating movement speed and accuracy. - Published by PubMed
- Continuous shortwave diathermy with exercise reduces pain and improves function in Lateral Epicondylitis more than sham diathermy: A randomized controlled trial. - Published by PubMed
- Preseason shoulder range of motion screening and in-season risk of shoulder and elbow injuries in overhead athletes: systematic review and meta-analysis. - Published by PubMed
- Comparison of radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy with ultrasound therapy in patients with lateral epicondylitis. - Published by PubMed