Tennis Elbow Treatment for Tennis Elbow Sufferers

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Conservative tennis elbow treatment usually works. Applying ice helps reduce swelling. An anti-inflammatory

medication, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, can also help. If symptoms don’t subside in two or three weeks, call your doctor. Flexibility and strengthening exercises are effective and will eventually allow you to return to the activity.

The best tennis elbow treatment is to stop doing anything that provides strain to the injured arm. Stop playing tennis for a while and allow the natural healing power of the body to take effect.

Rest the arm until the pain disappears, then massage to relieve stress and tension in the muscles, and exercise to strengthen the area and prevent re-injury. To prevent movement of your arm, you can buy a tennis elbow brace, tennis elbow strap or tennis elbow support from a sports shop or pharmaceutical supplier, which can be helpful because it reduces the amount you can use your elbow. For the meantime, they will ease your pain and give you much needed tennis elbow remedies.

For the tennis enthusiast, (which means die-hard fanatics of the game i.e., some of us who can't take a break from the game), provide warm up activity to the arm for several minutes before practice or play. For most mild to moderate cases of tennis elbow, aspirin or ibuprofen will help address the inflammation and the pain while you are resting the injury, and then you can follow up with exercise and massage to speed healing.

For stubborn cases of tennis elbow, if rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and a stretching routine fail to provide tennis elbow cure, you may have to consider surgery. Consult your physician who can advice you with the best tennis elbow treatment that his expertise allows.

Even after you feel you have overcome a case of tennis elbow continue to use your arm sparingly. Always warm up your arm for 5 to 10 minutes before starting any activity involving your elbow. And if you develop severe pain after use anyway, pack your arm in ice for 15 to 20 minutes and call your doctor.

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