Tennis elbow is also referred to as “Lateral Epicondylitis’’. It is a common problem among tennis players. Any activity that involves frequent twisting or bending of the wrist may lead to this problem. It can also be caused by an injury or strain.
An individual suffering from this problem may experience wrist weakness, swelling, pain in fingers, forearm and elbow. This problem should not be ignored as it might result in chronic pain. It is advisable to consult a medical professional to obtain proper treatment. Different natural cures can be used to treat this problem.
8 Natural Cures For Tennis Elbow
Extra pressure on the wrists/elbow area can increase the problem. Therefore, taking proper rest is essential for obtaining relief from the symptoms such as pain and swelling.
Vitamin E can help in reducing the swelling. Further, consumption of vitamin E rich food items may also help in repairing the damaged tissues and tendons of the elbow area.
Intake of vitamin C rich food items on a daily basis can provide quick relief. Good sources of vitamin E and vitamin C include strawberry, peas, broccoli, nuts, sprouts, tomato, avocado, olive oil and so on.
Wrist stretching exercise can relieve the pain. It is advisable to hold the stretch for 10 to 15 seconds and repeat this exercise several times in a day. A rubber band can be stretched with the help of fingers to obtain the desired results. Practicing ball squeezing exercise may also help in alleviating the symptoms associated with this problem.
An ice pack created by putting ice cubes in a plastic bag can be wrapped in a towel and placed on the affected elbow for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce the pain. This process should be repeated 4 to 5 times in a day.
Turmeric is another effective natural remedy. Intake of a glass of lukewarm milk containing turmeric powder (1 teaspoon) before sleeping can provide relief from tennis elbow.
A poultice can be created by mixing turmeric powder with water and applied on the affected elbow and forearm to obtain the desired results.
White willow is also known as “Salix Alba’’. It has anti-inflammatory properties. The extract of white willow bark can be taken 2 to 3 times in a day to obtain relief from the symptoms.
Consumption of tea prepared by boiling ginger root in water multiple times in a day can give effective results. A combination of ginger and olive oil can be massaged on the affected area to reduce the pain. It is advisable to wrap the affected area with a towel/crepe bandage for 20 to 30 minutes.
A cotton cloth soaked in a solution made by mixing grated ginger and hot water can also be wrapped around the elbow area for 10 to 15 minutes.
Meadowsweet is one of the most effective natural cures for tennis elbow. It is also known as “Filipendula Ulmaria’’. It is a member of the “Rose’’ family. It contains salicylaldehyde which is helpful in treating the inflammation resulting from this problem.
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