Hey all! Today we are going to have a topic that most people don’t know, tennis elbow.
What is that?
It is one of the tendinitis, or simpler word, swelling of tendons (a connective tissue). Despite its name, it can happen on people that don’t play tennis too! And it is a common reason for people to look for doctor.
Recovering from it
Well, it will heal itself naturally in 2 weeks if you stop working on that elbow and rest (see your doctor otherwise). Here are the ways to speed up the healing process.
- Apply cold or ice packs. Do this for 10 to 15 minutes and several times a day. Remember to use packs to avoid direct contact on your skin.
- Wearing counterforce brace. It eases the pain on your elbow and allows you to use your elbow with less painful feelings.
- Take or use anti-inflammatory drugs or creams. They help in reducing the pain and swelling too. Remember to read the labels and take advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
- Doing specific exercise. Exercises like wrist turning, elbow bending and towel twisting can help the rehabilitation of your elbow.
Don’t force yourself
In case you didn’t, do warm up before and stretching after exercise. Also, check if your posture for doing exercise or training is wrong to protect yourself from this suffering. Pain comes and it goes!
- WebMD. (2007, January 1). Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis). Retrieved 21 November 2019, from https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/tennis-elbow-lateral-epicondylitis#1
- Bethany, C. (2018, August 13). Eight exercises for tennis elbow. Retrieved 21 November 2019, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322746.php
- Mayo Clinic. (2019, February 14). Tennis elbow diagnosis & treatment. Retrieved 21 November 2019, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tennis-elbow/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351991