Tennis elbow treatment
Have you or someone you know been dealing with elbow pain? Do you need help with tennis elbow treatment?
Here are a few things you can do to reduce tennis elbow pain:
Relative rest: Avoid activities that aggravate your tennis elbow and give your arm time to rest and heal. This may mean taking a break from playing tennis or other repetitive activities that involve gripping and twisting motions.
Ice: Apply ice to your elbow for 5 minutes at a time, several times a day. This can help reduce pain and inflammation.This can be useful in the early stages of this type of problem, however, if it has been an issue for a while, more short durations and alternating with heathen be more appropriate.
Compression: Use a compression bandage or elbow brace to help support your elbow and reduce swelling.
Stretching and strengthening exercises: Perform stretching and strengthening exercises recommended by your healthcare professional to help improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles and tendons in your forearm. We can help you with this.
Massage and manual therapy: (e.g. Come and see your osteopath) to help improve blood flow and reduce pain and inflammation. We can assess and provide treatment through the whole upper limb and neck to reduce limitations of movement that may be affecting your elbow and through compensations, be causing pain.
Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers may be helpful in the management of this condition. Consult with your health professional in regards to this. There may also be other natural options for reducing pain and inflammation which can be discussed depending on your individual presentation.
It’s important to note that every individual is different and the treatment plan for tennis elbow may vary depending on the severity of the condition. It’s best to consult with a healthcare professional for a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.
Stretching and strengthening exercises: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5635357/
Massage and manual therapy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5635357/
These references are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. It’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized recommendations based on your individual needs.