Insight into Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow

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Tennis Elbow or golfer’s elbow is very much related to sports, but there can be several other reasons as well behind this. Basically, it is the inflammation of the joining tendons of forearm muscles and outside or inside elbow that is caused by overuse of the elbow. People between the age group of 30 to 50 are diagnosed with this mostly. Soreness, weakness and immense pain are the three dominating symptoms that make people agitated, helpless and depressed. The over-the-counter sports medicines are used by people of OKC to get relief from this pain, but these are temporary solutions and the effectiveness may vary depending on the severity.

What to do then, surgery? The pain management treatments can save you from undergoing a surgery.  Minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments are also effective to cure acute tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow pain.

The Symptoms

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are two similar diseases that come up with the symptoms like:

  • Pain or burning sensation outside or inside the elbow. The pain can extend up to the inner forearm and wrist.

  • Numbness and weakness outside the elbow.

  • Weakened grip.

  • A problem in making a fist.

  • Tingling sensation in one or more fingers.

All of the symptoms would not come up altogether. But the pain is unpredictable. It can appear suddenly or grow gradually. Injuries are often responsible for this disease. Tendons are a slow healer. It takes weeks to months or even years to get completely healed.

If the patients deter the diagnosis and treatment process and try to heal the problem with improper sports medicines without consulting an expert, the situation can become worse. In this case, the patients face difficulty in performing the basic activities as well including lifting a cup of coffee, typing, shaking hands with someone along with the discomfort.

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The pain management experts in OKC prefer proper treatment instead of gulping sports medicine without diagnosis for tennis or golfer’s elbow. Here are seven treatments which are effective enough to treat the pain.

  1. In order to get faster relief to the pain, you should spare yourself from doing intense activities. You should give your elbow a complete rest. The tendons of the parts cannot be damaged more.

  2. Being a sportsperson, you should take care of the equipment you are using. You should not use anything that can stress your forearm. While practicing sports, you should also have an expert’s guidance to reduce stress in the injured tissue. If you are not a sportsperson, you should also consult with the pain management experts about the right posture to sit and sleep even.  

  3. The braces, straps and support pads are used to relax the injured muscle and reduce its stress. Learn about the right one for you.

  4. Application of ice is always helpful in any pain. Applying it for 15 minutes three to four times a day can save you from immense pain.

  5. Acupuncture is one of the treatments that are natural and can heal the symptoms as well as the entire condition.

  6. You can hire a therapist to give you tips on how to keep your elbow stress-free; perform all the activities without putting an extra strain in the tendons. They can perform muscle-stimulating techniques and massage to improve muscle’s healing power.

  7. A healthier lifestyle is the key to removing most of the physical problems including pain. Anti-inflammatory diets, exercise and right intake of water can make your life better keeping all these painful diseases away.

You can come to Longevity Regenerative Institute in OKC, a reputed therapeutic institute, we can provide with pain management treatment and sports medicines as well. Consult with us and get the best way out for your intolerable pain.