Published On: Thu, Feb 11th, 2016

Remedies for the sufferers of tennis elbow


Cricketers have often pain during playing cricket and fans pray for them for immediate health but sometimes people suffer with pain without playing and getting injured which can end up disrupting their lives.

You can be surprised that how that’s possible? In simple terms, when overuse of the arm, forearm and hand muscles cause the elbow to hurt, that is called a tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis. The elbow joint is a hinge joint, which permits for the curving and straightening of the elbow, this is named as flexion or extension; and radio-ulnar rotation, innermost and outermost rotation of the forearm). Cross epicondylitis signifies the tenderness of the muscles and tendons on the outer side of the forearm, which is a reason because of excessive use of those muscles.

This tenderness is due to that when you’re every day works include recurring higher hand/elbow/shoulder movements, for example reaching out for files that are kept uneasily elevated, working at an unergonomic workplace, raising grave weights, carpentry, washing clothes habitually basis, etc.

The gentleness in the muscles grows steadily, and the pain aggravates if you carry on playing the similar functions lacking suitable care. This pain can continue for months. The main strange and general symbols and indicators of tennis elbow are pain whereas holding of the hands and fingers, and/or pain or a burning sensation on the outer part of the elbow. These signs aggravate if sufficient rest is not taken.

Don’t try to ignore these appearing harmless signs.

If you have that kind of pain then initially use ice for at least 20 minutes, 2-3 times a day at the painful spots. After that try to lessen the strength of your work so that the muscles get enough rest and the tenderness settles in. Once the pain settles in, you can start to pursue the under given exercise habit to strengthen the wrist and forearm muscles. A stronger muscle will be capable of lifting much load without getting tender.

But always remember that those suffering from tennis elbow for above than four weeks must discuss with a physiotherapist and get themselves examined for customized treatment program.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.