Are you here looking to treat your tennis elbow? First, let me sympathize – I know what you are going through! I hope that you will find this article helpful in relieving your pain and getting back into the game.
"Tennis elbow" is a condition that is prevalent in, but certainly not limited to, tennis players. It is typically known as lateral epicondylosis, or lateral elbow pain. In such a condition, the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender.
You do not have to be a tennis player to get tennis elbow, so make sure that your symptoms are correctly diagnosed. The following are some common symptoms of this condition:
* The outer part of your elbow is painful and tender to touch.
* Your wrist hurts when you grip, move or lift things.
* Extending your wrists (in activities such as pouring from a container or lifting an object upwards) is especially painful.
* There is stiffness in your arm or elbow, especially after you wake up.
If these symptoms describe your condition, you have tennis elbow. Now what can you do? Here are some treatment tips:
* Use a heat pack or ice pack to help reduce the swelling on your outer elbow.
* Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help to alleviate your pain and reduce inflammation.
* Special braces designed to help in this condition, called "Tennis elbow straps", can reduce the strain on your elbow during daily activities and help you avoid further injury.
Last but not least, you should rest, even if means taking time off from the game (or any other activity that results in the condition or could make it worse). This will enable the tiny tears in your tendon to heal. So if you have tennis elbow, be nice to yourself, especially elbow and wrists. Get well soon!