Ismat Khoja

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Exercise Science
Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow is a condition with pain affecting the outer side of the elbow. ⁣

⁣ Usually caused as a result of repetitive stressful gripping and lifting. ⁣ ⁣ They are commonly seen in Racket players, Javelin throwers, Cricketers, Tennis and Golf Players. It can also be an occupational hazard where strong forearm muscle contraction is required while gripping a heavy object and therefore, is commonly seen in people who are manual workers such as carpenters, plumbers, butchers and painters.⁣ ⁣ Basically, the origin of extensor group of the muscle arising at the lateral (outer) condyle gets inflamed. ⁣ ⁣ Remedies include: ⁣ ⁣ 1. Ice – Ice the painful elbow. This can help reduce symptoms but may not completely eliminate them. ⁣ 2. Use of forearm bands can help reduce the force transmitted on the elbow while gripping.⁣ 3. Alternative sport activity - One where gripping heavy object isn’t involved can be continued to maintain the physical activity level. ⁣ 4. Weight lifting can be continued provided heavy lifting isn’t involved as higher weights require a stronger grip which could further aggravate the condition. ⁣ 5. Care should be taken in exercises like Skull crusher, Bicep curls etc. ⁣ 6. Basic stretches for the forearm muscles can be helpful to some extent followed by strengthening exercises.⁣ ⁣ ⚠️Make sure your exercises routine is well plan by a physiotherapist or an expert to avoid unwanted stress.⁣⚠️ ⁣ ⚠️Disclaimer Alert: This health information is for general education purposes only. Always consult with your doctor or other health professional to get yourself clinically diagnosed & treated. ⁣⚠️ ⁣ #daactarni

Jignyasha Ambasana

It hurts, when I try to squeeze my palms in a fist. And as mentioned, bicep curls too. I was just hoping it to be minor and heal with proper rest for a couple of days.

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