Insight into Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow

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

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

The Symptoms

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are two similar diseases that show with symptoms like:

  • Pain or a 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.

  • Problems making a fist.

  • Tingling sensation in one or more fingers.

All of the symptoms may not show 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 from diagnosis and the treatment process or try to heal the problem with improper sports medicine without consulting an expert, the situation can get worse. In this case, patients face difficulty performing basic activities including lifting a cup of coffee, typing, shaking hands with someone, all this along with the discomfort.

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Pain management experts in OKC prefer proper treatment instead of ingesting sports medicine without a diagnosis for tennis or golfer’s elbow. Here are seven treatments which are effective in treating the pain.

  1. In order to get faster relief from the pain, you should spare yourself from doing intense activities. You should give your elbow complete rest. You do not want to damage the tendons further.

  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 on the injured tissue. If you are not a sportsperson, you should also consult with a pain management expert about the right posture even to sit and sleep. 

  3. 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 for 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 of your activities without putting an extra strain on the tendons. They can perform muscle-stimulation techniques and massage to improve the muscle’s healing power.

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

You should come to Longevity Regenerative Institute in OKC, a reputable therapeutic institute. We can provide you with pain management treatment and sports medicine as well. Consult with us and get the best treatment plan for your intolerable pain.

* * Disclaimer: This content should not be considered medical advice and does not imply a doctor-patient relationship.