Tips On Dealing With Tennis Elbow Lateral Epicondylitis Pain
Dealing With Tennis Elbow Lateral Epicondylitis
Are You Suffering From Tennis Elbow Pain?
Having suffered from tennis elbow pain myself I know first hand just how bothersome this nagging pain is. When I started experiencing this pain my first reaction was to find a way to get rid of the pain instantly.
I did not really care about finding a real solution, as long as the pain was gone.
Having to take painkillers, however, was not very high on my list so once the pain was gone I did decide to look around for ways to reduce tennis elbow pain without medication and it´s side-effects and I ran into several solutions people were giving me, some were good, some did nothing for me. Read on to find out what finally helped me get rid of my pain.
Immediate Tennis Elbow Pain Relief
Instead of taking painkillers and waiting for the effect to kick in, there are times that you just need IMMEDIATE pain relief! Penetrex can be applied directly to the painful area and after massaging it in will offer fast pain relief and anti-inflammatory aid.
Ways to End the Tennis Elbow Pain
There are several ways to reduce or end tennis elbow pain. When you first start having these pains, the best thing to do is to stop the activity that causes the pain and try to avoid any movements that are painful to you. Yes, this means resting your elbow, forearm, and wrist to ensure you are not aggravating the condition.
Another way to reduce the pain is applying an ice-pack to the area that hurts most. This is something you can do several times a day, making sure not to apply the ice-pack directly to the bare skin. Commercial ice-packs will come with specific instructions on how to apply the pack and the maximum amount of time you can apply it. If you don´t have a commercial ice-pack, a bag of frozen pies will do just fine.
If the above methods don´t work to end your tennis elbow pain, your next step will be taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Ibuprofen is probably the most known NSAID.
If that still does not work, your doctor will consider injecting cortisone-type medication directly into the sore area which will do the trick in most severe cases, although it must be noted that some injuries are considered so severe and consistent that only an operation will really help.
Fortunately, almost all cases of tennis elbow pain can be solved without such an invasive treatment, as long as you take the appropriate action when your tennis elbow is first starting to develop.
Ending Tennis Elbow Pain Through Specific Exercises
There are several tennis elbow exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home that will reduce the tennis elbow symptoms and even end your pain.
If you feel uncomfortable with taking NSAIDs or if your condition keeps coming back I would recommend you checking out the exercises that have helped me cure my tennis elbow.
I sure am glad that I no longer need to take medication and that I have finally found the way to control my tennis elbow myself. It has made me a lot more confident, knowing that I cured my condition and even if it ever pops up again, I can take immediate action to reduce the pain and speed up the healing process.
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I really hope that this lens was helpful to you and gave you some tips to get rid of your tennis elbow pains. If you have any good tips you feel are missing here, please leave feedback!