Golf or tennis elbow is a disease of the muscle and tendon entheses in the elbow joint (Epicondylus radialis humeri) – enthesopathy. Particularly wrist extensors (muscles that bend the wrist) and supinators (muscles flipping hand palm up) are overloaded.
Risk factors of the chronic form of tennis elbow in athletes can be reduced by reducing training load and by using compensation exercises. In hard working individuals, changing work activities during the work shift may help. The disease may result in pain or reduction in muscle strength and even in the inability to grasp an item in the hand.
Treatment is a long-term procedure and includes both conservative and surgical care, rest regime, orthoses, ice-packs, analgesics, corticoids or, if these do not help, surgical intervention. Physical therapy, such as pulsed magnetic therapy, plays a key role in conservative treatment.
Pulsed magnetic therapy helps to reduce pain and promote healing processes in this condition along with othertreatments. Inflammatory diseases of tendons and ligaments tend to become chronic and occur repeatedly with an untimely strain and lack of after-care and rehabilitation. For this reason, it is recommended to preventively apply pulsed magnetic therapy while at rest.
Read the results of the following clinical studies that demonstrate the success rate of low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy in treatment of this condition.
Related diagnosis: Tennis elbow