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Q. Can you please suggest some precautions and exercises for my tennis elbow?

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 19, 2017

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.

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Hi,

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.

For conservative management, I suggest you:

  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.

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


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