Orthopaedics Q&A: Treating the tennis elbow

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

1. Hello doctor, how to treat tennis elbow? I am a software engineer, age 42, male.
Rest to the affected limb is the first step. Pain killers, local ultrasound massage and tennis elbow splint are the other methods of treating it.

2. What are the lifestyle changes for a person with back pain?
Sit fully in your chair. Sit erectly. Do not lean over the work table.

3. Doctor, I am exercising regularly with yoga. How to find out if there is an exercise injury?
You will have sudden pain in any particular area either in the soft tissue or bones. This pain mostly will settle with rest.

4. Im 23 yrs old, getting knee pain sometimes in left leg. Weight is normal. I travel by 2-wheeler. Pl advice
23 yrs old getting knee pain is to be investigated. Better get an orthopaedic opinion.

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