Tuesday, January 22, 2008

How To Treat Tennis Elbow

How To Treat Tennis Elbow

If you suffer from tennis elbow there are some things you can do to treat it at home. One of the easiest ways to relieve the pain of tennis elbow is by avoiding any activity that makes the pain worse. Since overuse of specific tendons is what is causing the pain try to limit your movement to give the tendons time to heal. Applying an ice pack for a few hours at a time will also give your tennis elbow some relief. Buy a tennis elbow brace and wear it when you find yourself needing to utilize the affected limb. If your doctor did not prescribe any medication for your tennis elbow, you can purchase Advil or Ibuprofen to relieve some of the pain. Once your treatment is on the right track and you can feel the pain subsiding you should start lightly exercising your arm to strengthen your healing tendons. Ask your doctor about the appropriate exercises.



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