A common complaint found among Pickleball players is Pickleball Elbow (similar to Tennis Elbow). Pickleball elbow is referred to as Lateral Epicondylitis in the medical field. It is caused by overuse of the forearm muscles due to bad mechanics, leading to pain, micro-tearing, inflammation, and weakness.
Also, what activities should I avoid with tennis elbow?
Chin-ups, pushups and bench presses: All of these movements put a strain on your elbow’s flexors, which can lead to further irritation of the lateral tendons of your elbow. Wrist exercises: It’s best to avoid any wrist exercises, especially forearm dumbbell curls or barbell extensions.
Correspondingly, can throwing a ball cause tennis elbow?
It happens when the elbow is strained while making a strong overhand motion (like a pitcher throwing a ball). Over time, this motion can cause damage and pain from overuse. Any repetitive movement that puts strain on the wrist and forearm can cause tennis elbow.
What pickleball paddle is best for tennis elbow?
The Hg8- Tennis Elbow Brace by Mueller is recommended for any activity involving a strong grip or strain on the forearm and elbow. Made to provide targeted pressure across the extensor muscle, the latex-free brace features an improved shape, liner, soft fabric tab and soft-feel gel pad.
Treatment for Tennis Elbow
- Icing the elbow to reduce pain and swelling. …
- Using an elbow strap to protect the injured tendon from further strain.
- Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin, to help with pain and swelling.
Use a brace while sleeping
By doing so, they help reduce pressure on the injured elbow tendons, and this can help reduce pain that’s keeping you up at night. These braces help keep the forearm muscles from contracting fully, and this can be helpful to your tennis elbow if you typically clench your fists at night.
Pushups are a very popular body-weight exercise. However, this exercise is one that you should definitely avoid if you have tennis elbow. Pushups are designed to work your triceps, pectorals and shoulders, but you will have to bend your elbows repeatedly to do them.
Deep tissue massage to the forearm is a very effective method of easing tennis elbow and healing it much faster than rest alone. Deep tissue massage will enhance circulation and combining this with friction therapy to the tendons on the elbow joint, positive results are seen.
Tennis elbow is mostly caused by overusing your forearm due to a repetitive or strenuous activity. It can also sometimes occur after banging or knocking your elbow. If the muscles in your forearm are strained, tiny tears and inflammation can develop near the bony lump (lateral epicondyle) on the outside of your elbow.
If you have Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow you can certainly continue with your cardiovascular exercise… Continuing your cardio and lower body workouts is not only acceptably – but highly desirable from a “stay fit and healthy” perspective, and also to maintain good circulation and healing in your injured upper body.