epicondylitis


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epicondylitis

[‚ep·ə‚kän·də′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Infection or inflammation of an epicondyle.
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The decrease in the upper extremity and handgrip strength caused by pain during the chronic period is one of the most important symptoms in patients with lateral epicondylitis (3).
The effect of a forearm/hand splint compared with an elbow band as a treatment of lateral epicondylitis. Prosthet Orthot Int.
Lateral epicondylitis is one of the most common overuse tendinopathies.
High energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is FDA approved for lateral epicondylitis and plantar fasciitis; however, there are several other off-label uses.
There are a few studies to date on the effects of HILT therapy on cervical radiculopathy, frozen shoulder, lateral epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, low back pain, gonarthrosis, post-mastectomy and lumbar discopathy pain.7,8,12,13 There are studies in the literature showing the efficacy of physical therapy modalities and HILT in patients with chronic low back pain.14-16 However, in patients with chronic lomber radiculopathy, the literature is limited in terms of HILT treatment.
Moreover, the patient frequently used analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs and was intra-articularly injected with triamcinolone hexacetonide twice because of epicondylitis of the elbow.
Hairdressing is associated with using some devices and techniques which are believed to precipitate the several health problems like CTS, tendinitis and epicondylitis. It is reported that prevalence of CTS for hairdressers is higher as compared to the rest of the society due to the usage of scissors and other tools for a long time [7].
It is reported that knowledge of carrying angle values and pathological variations are important for especially ulnar nerve problems, elbow fractures and diagnosis of lateral or medial epicondylitis (Zampagni et al., 2008; Balasubramanian et al., 2006).
Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is the most commonly diagnosed cause of pain at lateral aspect of elbow.
Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly referred to as "tennis elbow, " and medial epicondylitis, or "golfer's elbow, " involve inflammation, pain and swelling.
Experiencing pain in her right elbow, Vielman began treatment in January 200 for right lateral epicondylitis and radial tunnel syndrome, eventually undergoing surgery.
With the beginning of these symptoms, she was initially treated at another hospital for epicondylitis with physiotherapy, rest, and 2 corticoid injections without remission of symptoms.