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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is the term given to pain and inflammation in the muscles and tendons near the outer elbow joint (tendinitis). The wrist and forearm muscles, particularly on the dominant hand side, can be strained resulting in small tears where the muscle joins the tendon at the elbow. This is often caused by overuse of the forearm, hand and wrist muscles, causing a repetitive strain injury. It is common in tennis players but can happen with any forceful or repetitive movement. Golfers Elbow is a similar problem that occurs on the inside of the elbow.

The pain of tennis elbow usually comes on gradually, and is worse when shaking hands, turning the wrist using force (opening a jar) as well as squeezing or wringing actions.

Treatment is aimed at reducing the pain and inflammation while resting the arm.

1. Apply an ice pack for 15 minutes once or twice a day. Ice should always be used through a layer of towel or clothing. Wheat bags can also be put in the freezer for an effective ice pack.

2. Rub in a non heating cream twice a day after applying ice.  Injurease Cream contains active ingredients to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Massaging the muscles on the back of the forearm from the elbow down to the wrist helps reduce the tension on the injured area.

3. Wear a tennis elbow brace during the day to apply compression to the muscle/tendon. Using a brace helps support the elbow by limiting undue stress and strain on the joint.

For more information see: WEB MD – Treatment of Tennis Elbow