Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow
Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow, is a painful condition caused by overuse of the elbow. Tennis is not the only sport that can cause this condition, Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow become swollen and inflamed and the forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse. This usually leads to pain and swelling of the elbow. Although athletes are the most common to getting tennis elbow, many people with Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow participate in work or activities that require excessive use of the forearm muscle. Vocational activities such as painters, carpenters and plumbers are prone to develop Lateral Epicondylitis.
The tendon that is usually involved in Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow is the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis or ECRB. This tendon extends to the wrist and helps stabilize the wrist, so it seems obvious that repetitive wrist and elbow movements would aggravate this tenon.
Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow consists of rest, ice NSAIDS and compression to help reduce the pain and swelling. Elbow braces are ideal conservative treatments for Lateral Epicondylitis as it produces pressure on the tendon to keep it from vibrating and bow stringing off the bone, and reducing the pull against its insertion.
Elbow injuries, or any other joint injury, can force you to take time off from playing. The worst thing you can do to any kind of injury is neglect it. An elbow injury like Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow may take a while to heal, so to ensure it heals correctly and prevent further damage an elbow brace is strongly recommended. The Brace Shop provides all kind of braces, for all kinds of injuries. No one can beat their prices, value, or service. The Brace Shop even supplies hospitals, sports teams, schools, nursing home, and doctors. Shop Where The Pros Go!