Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow is a swelling of tendons. The condition causes pain in the arm and elbow and it affects the bands of tough tissue that connect the bone to the lower arm. Contrary to popular belief, you can get a tennis elbow, even if you do not play tennis. Any repetitive gripping actions, especially the use of the first two fingers and thumb can contribute to tennis elbow. There are many ways to treat the condition - icing, taking NSAIDs, using an elbow strap, exercises, therapy, or in the case of severe cases, steroids. MyoHealth Physio has dealt with many cases of tennis elbow and have trained staff who are well-equipped to get your life back on track. Contact us for an appointment now.
How Can I Take Care of My Tennis Elbow?
We often get asked by the patients - how can I take care of my tennis elbow? Here are a few simple treatments - start by icing the elbow for about half an hour, every four hours, for two to three hours. You can also use an elbow strap to prevent further damage to the area. If none of it works, it is time to see a therapist.