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What are some precautions and exercises for tennis elbow?

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Answered by

Dr. Atul Prakash

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At September 20, 2017
Reviewed AtApril 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 40 year old healthy man. I recently got mild tennis elbow because of playing badminton heavily every day. Can you please suggest some precautions and exercises, which help in quick healing? I wish to get it corrected without surgery. I do not want to stop playing for a long time. Is applying ice or warm water in that area helpful? My son, who is 10 years old, also plays badminton and seemed to have milder tennis elbow. Do you like to give any suggestions for him? Thanks.

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Tennis elbow can be treated by the following:

  1. Precautions.
  2. Manual therapy.
  3. Ice application.
  4. Transverse friction massage.
  5. Myofascial release.
  6. Extensor stretches.
  7. Tennis elbow strap.
  8. Steroid injection.
  9. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection.
  10. Open and arthroscopic release.
    1. To give up any aggravating activity.
    2. Do extensor stretches.
    3. Do myofascial release of the ECRB (extensor carpi radialis brevis) and ECRL (extensor carpi radialis longus).
    4. Do ice massage after a deep transverse friction massage.
    5. Wear a tennis elbow strap.
    6. Besides, you also can try therapeutic ultrasound or high intensity (HILT) laser therapy by a qualified physiotherapist.

      For further queries contact a physiotherapist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/physiotherapist

    For conservative management, I suggest you:

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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