These are the muscles that extend the fingers of the hand and once again, that is the area where tennis elbow occurs.
The condition got its name from tennis players who were developing the condition, primarily from using heavy wooden rackets that placed a lot of strain on the forearm area when swinging a tennis racket.
Tennis elbow could occur from high repetition such as what you would find in professional tennis players, or in situations where beginners or novice players were using poor form and placing unnecessary stress on the fore arm.
Tennis elbow is certainly not limited to tennis players.
Today there are lots of different professions when tennis elbow occurs including any type of office profession where there is a high use of digital equipment where keypads and keyboards are used frequently.
What is more than a bit interesting today is that younger people can have very severe tennis elbow from all the time they spend typing and clicking in front of a computer or cell phone.
While tennis elbow can be very painful, the location of the pain can vary considerably from one person to another.
For instance, for about thirty percent of the cases we see, the pain is in the forearm are and in the hands where there can be difficulty doing any task that requires hand and finger movement.
The remaining seventy percent of the people impacted by tennis elbow feel the pain and discomfort in the upper shoulder, the neck, and can also have severe headaches.
As a result, the majority of suffers, up to seventy percent, don’t know what the cause of the pain actually is, which can make it hard to get rid of the pain as the source is not being treated.
This is why if you are having pain in any of these areas to come in for a check up to determine exactly what the source of of the pain is so a proper treatment plan can be outlined.
The good news with tennis elbow is that it can be gotten rid of rather quickly from proper treatment.
If you would like more information on Tennis Elbow in general terms or with respect to your own body, I suggest that you give me a call so we can set up an appointment to exam your condition.