Every tennis player dreads a 'tennis elbow' or lateral epicondylitis, which often starts after trying out a new racket, stringing a racket too tightly or playing vigourously even after an injury. Some other activities that put excessive or repetitive stress on tendon attachments in the elbow include golfing, cricket, weight training, pitching balls, hanging wall paper and painting ceilings.
The allopathic or conventional mode of treatment is usually started off conservatively and worked up to more involved treatments. In allopathy, the doctors prescribe oral anti inflammatory medications to help control the pain and inflammation. Cortisone injections, i.e. a steroid, are given if oral anti inflammatory medicines fail. However, if the person has tried more than two cortisone injections without relief, it is unlikely that additional injections will benefit the patient. Finally, in the end, surgery is advised.
Sadly, 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. Homeopathy is safe and effective. The homeopathic remedies help soothe a sore elbow. They reduce pain and inflammation. Homeopathy promotes the production of naturally occuring 'pain killers' in the body. Homeopathic remedies block pain signals, reduce stiffness and oedema in the joint and promote natural healing.
There are 9 homoeopathic medicines which give great relief in tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the homeopathic physician. The treatment is decided after a thorough case taking. Thus, homeopathic remedies for tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis are designer made unlike allopathy, in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs (pain killers) - although trade names may be different.
You do not have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. In fact, about 90% 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, tennis elbow 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 down to your wrist.
Anyone can be affected, but tennis elbow is most commonly seen in 2 groups of people :
The person experiences :
Not really any tests are 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.