Tennis Elbow Relief
Tennis Elbow Medication
In the short term and for severe pain see your doctor or pharmacist who can give you the appropriate anti-inflammatory medicine and / or pain killers.
Although Tennis Elbow Lateral Epicondylitis is not generally an inflammatory condition anti-inflammatories still have a role to play in their pain-relieving role.
There are some anti-inflammatory gels and rubs that you can apply directly to the skin if you don’t want to or are unable to take oral anti-inflammatories.
Ice Therapy for Lateral Epicondylitis
You can apply Ice packs to your elbow and forearm for 15 minutes at a time.
If you have sensitive skin your can apply a layer of oil to the skin first but be careful not to get an Ice-Burn.
You can apply an Ice pack every two hours or so.
If you have no access to Ice than a pack of frozen ‘vegetables’ is a good substitute. I say ‘vegetables’ because about 20 years ago I told a patient to get some frozen peas and use them. (This was around 5 o’clock and in the days in Scotland when not too many shops stayed open past this!) I got a phone call several hours later from his wife who told that she had searched everywhere in the local shops and could only find ‘mixed vegetables’ and asked “would that do?” So to honour this lady I always say ‘vegetables’ now!
Ice Block Massage for Tennis Elbow Relief
The method I prefer for your elbow pain is to make up an Ice Block and then rub this over the affected Tennis Elbow area.
You should do this for a good 10 minutes or even longer.
You can repeat this every hour in the early stages if necessary.
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