Epicondylitis is manifested by pain in the elbow area, which increases the lifting.
What is epicondylitis?
Epicondylitis, as experts say Traumatology , is an inflammation of the joint area of the tendons of a group of forearm muscles to the bone at the elbow. This group of muscles serves to make the extension (as opposed to bending movement) of the wrist and elbow.
When this muscle group performs the same function repeatedly (certain jobs and sports) area of attachment to the bone becomes inflamed and painful.
Pain increases when trying to lift a weight keeping the elbow and wrist extended, for example, to take a pitcher. By contrast, the flexural wrist or elbow, the muscle does not act and the pain disappears.
Treatment of epicondylitis
The treatment begins with the local application of cold and consumption of anti-inflammatory drugs. If the patient does not improve, we resort to physiotherapy and local infiltration of corticosteroids or platelet rich plasma.
In the absence of improvement surgical treatment is recommended, which involves separating the tendon from the bone. After surgery, the patient should start a gentle physiotherapy and restrict vigorous physical activity until the symptoms disappear.