2864 Route 27 Suite C
Lincoln Professional Center
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Tennis elbow is the #1 ailment of
the upper body. Of the 35 million regular tennis players, more
than 12 million are afflicted with this condition. Tennis elbow
is caused by excessive strain on the muscles of the forearm, which
attach to the elbow. These muscles produce forward and backward
movement at the wrist. The pain is usually slightly below the
elbow attachments. But the pain can radiate into the forearm too.
REST - Stop anything
that irritates it for 2 to 6 weeks. Continue rest for 2 weeks
after you no longer feel pain.
ICE - Put an ice
pak on area for 20 minutes or rub an ice cube over the area
for about 10 minutes or until numbness. Then gently move wrist
and elbow. Do this 4 times per day.
DOCTOR - Check
with your doctor as to when you may begin playing tennis.
MASSAGE - Grasp,
squeeze, compress and knead your entire forearm to relax the
muscle and increase the circulation.
PREVENTION - Seek
professional lessons. Do strengthening exercises for shoulder,
arm and forearm. Use a light flexible racquet with correct
string tension. Stop, before you are too fatigued.