Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis

Homeopathic treatment

Every tennis player dreads 'tennis elbow' or lateral epicondylitis, which often starts trying out a new racket, stringing a racket too tightly, or playing too eagerly after an injury. Some other activities that put excessive or repetitive stress on tendon attachments in the elbow include golfing, weight training, pitching balls, hanging wall paper, painting ceilings, cooking and so on.

Allopathic or conventional mode of treatment is usually started off conservatively and work up to more involved treatments. In allopathy the doctors prescribe oral anti inflammatory medications to help control pain and inflammation. Cortisone injections, a steroid, is given if oral anti inflammatory medicines fail. But if the person has tried more than two cortisone injections without relief, it is unlikely that additional injections will benefit the patient. In the end surgery is advised.

But all the above allopathic methods including pain killers, cortisone injections and surgery are associated with serious side effects, which everybody is aware of these days.

Here homeopathic remedies can stop that nagging ache of tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. It is safe and effective. The remedies help soothe a sore elbow. They reduce pain and inflammation.The medicines block pain signals, reduce stiffness and edema in the joint and promote natural healing.

There are 8 homeopathy medicines which give great relief. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the physician. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies of tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis are tailor made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs (pain killers) although trade name may be different.

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What is tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis

You do not have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. In fact, about 95% of folks with this condition never set foot on a court. Instead, they garden, they type, they turn wrenches, they carry briefcases, activities that require them to repeatedly rotate the elbow or flex the wrist, usually while gripping a heavy object.

Like a good backhand, it takes time to develop. The first sign is usually soreness or a dull ache on the outside of the elbow joint that gets worse when you grasp something. Eventually, the pain may radiate down the top of your forearm, sometimes all the way to your wrist.



Symptoms

Anyone can be affected, but it is most commonly seen in 2 groups of people:

  • Manual laborers : People who work with their hands are at greater risk of developing tennis elbow. Jobs that may lead to it include plumbers, painters, gardeneres, carpenters and so on.
  • Sports participants : Especially racquet sport players are prone to developing tennis elbow. About a third of regular players experience it at some point in their careers. In addition to racquet sports, tennis elbow is seen in golfers, fencers and other sports participants.

The person experiences:

  • Recurring pain on the outside of the upper forearm just below the bend of the elbow; occasionally, pain radiates down the arm towards the wrist.
  • Pain caused by lifting or bending the arm or grasping even light objects such as a coffee cup.
  • Difficulty extending the forearm fully (because of inflammed muscles, tendons and ligaments).
  • Pain that typically lasts for 6 to 24 weeks; the discomfort can continue for as little as 3 weeks or as long as several years.

Are special tests needed to diagnose

Not really any tests needed.

X-rays of patients who have the diagnosis of tennis elbow are almost always normal. Other tests, such as EMG, are sometimes conducted if there is confusion about the diagnosis.

Other causes of pain over the outside of the elbow include include instability of the joint, elbow arthritis, and radial tunnel syndrome. The symptoms of these conditions are usually distinct, but in some cases they can be confusing.

Life style tips

  • PICK UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF: You can ease back into your normal routine when your elbow no longer bothers you. As a general rule, there should be no pain associated with day to day tasks before you move on to something more demanding. Give yourself time to see how your elbow reacts. Do not overdo it just because you do not feel the pain right away.
  • USE SOOTHING STROKES: Relaxing the surrounding muscles can take some of the pressure off an aching elbow. Gently massage the full length of your forearm muscle from your elbow to above your wrist, not just where you feel the pain.
  • SAY "AHHH" WITH ICE: Freeze some water in a paper cup, the peel back the top of the cup and rub the ice on your elbow in a circular motion for 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat this treatment at least two times a day for the first five days that you have pain.
  • MAKE SOME MUSCLE: Once your elbow is on the mend, gentle strengthening and stretching exercises can help rehabilitate the joint and protect it from reinjury.
  • BRACE YOURSELF: Try an elbow support. It prevents you from contracting the extensor muscle when you move your hand. It also reminds you to give the injured area a rest.
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Dr. Rohit Jain

He is a consultant homeopathy doctor with more than 18 years of clinical experience.

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Dear sir ia young of 30 years nd hv a prblm in my right elbow since 3 years. I tried my best to remov the prblm but fail. Few doctors has been cheked my elbow nd given me some tab nd cap but i m still in prblm. They all say that this wil fit with the passage of time. So plz sir i need ur help . I m a first bowler of ckt. Ckt is my job.plz sir tell me somthing nd medicin about this. I wil b very thsnkfull to u. My cell 0092 3339763745

Mir Afzal
Jun 23, 2017 4:12 am Reply

I am j.engineer.l am suffering from tennis elbow from 2month .Please advice any.

Shailendra Kumar
Apr 18, 2017 12:25 pm Reply

seem to develop tennis elbow as streching is painful and being right hand often used more pl help

Vinay Shindikar
Mar 26, 2017 12:00 pm Reply

Having severe tennis elbow condition

Aloke Bhatnagar
Mar 15, 2017 6:06 pm Reply

I am teacher, doing lot of writing practice, and now suffering from tennis elbow from last two months, advice something.

Kanwaljit
Aug 8, 2016 8:35 am Reply

Dear sir, my left hand pain started tennil elbow and from last 2 months and its spreads to wrist ..feeling unconfort with it ..Kindly suggest best homeo medicine for my prblem.

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Jun 23, 2016 11:01 am Reply

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