Pain around the elbow?
Do you feel a nagging sensation every time you use your hand? Maybe you’re not worried but once you suffer from tennis elbow, you do not doubt the seriousness! What is tennis elbow and how big is the problem?
The muscles that stretch the fingers and wrist originate from a small bone protrusion on the outside of the elbow. A tennis elbow will give you pain in this area. The pain may radiate in both the upper arm and down the outside of the forearm. In some cases, even shoulder and neck. The pain is probably due to small ruptures in the connective tissue that holds the muscles down to the bone. The tissue becomes irritated and eventually, it evolves into an inflammation. The disorder is likely to occur as a result of tissue overload in the area. Tennis elbow often affects people in their 40s and above. Women are more likely to suffer from this than men. Most often, the disorder is seen in people who perform, repetitive and monotonous movements.
How does tennis elbow feel?
The genes usually start with pain around the bone protrusion on the outside of the elbow. It is tender if someone presses the area. If you bend your wrist upwards against resistance, there will be a pain in the same area. Eventually, the pain may radiate up into the upper arm and down the outside of the forearm. There may be a feeling of weakness in the wrist, so you have difficulty doing things that require you to use the strength in your hand.
What can you do yourself?
Cooling the area
In the early stage, try to reduce the pain with ice. Do not put ice directly on the skin. You must bring a napkin or cloth between the skin and ice pack. The ice can be used 20 minutes at a time. Take a one-hour break before putting ice on again.
Keep your arm at rest
Keep your arm at rest and avoid making things that cause pain.
You can do stretching exercises. Stretch out your arm so that your elbow is stretched out completely. Turn the forearm slightly inwards so that the wrist will point vertically up in the air. Bend the wrist inward and use the other hand to support and hold the stretch. The stretch is held for about 20 seconds, holding a short pause, after which the stretch is repeated. This is repeated many times daily
Ultimately, it's about finding the right load and regularly changing the way you work. Even the most correct ergonomic position causes problems if you do it too much. PRECURE´s MLI™ Elbow is telling you when your strain is too high and gives you advice on how to change.