Ayurveda, an Indian medicine, has evolved a number of treatments for Tennis Elbow. The main aim in Ayurvedic treatment is to cure the root cause of tennis elbow leading to its permanent cure. There are mainly two ways for any disease. First one is acute or immediate treatment which lasts for few days or few weeks and second one is the most important long lasting treatment that cures the disease permanently without recurrence.
How can Ayurvedic Treatment help in curing Elbow pain?
What is involved in Ayurvedic Remedies for Tennis Elbow?
How do you treat tennis elbow with ayurveda?
Ayurvedic remedial measures have a different approach towards any disease. For elbow-related problems, Ayurveda has a number of remedies to treat tennis elbow effectively and permanently.
The main aim in Ayurvedic treatment is to cure the root cause of tennis elbow, which causes the pain, leading to its permanent cure. This requires some preliminary cleaning up treatments like Panchakarma (Internal body cleansing), medication intake and specific exercise regime along with diet modification or changes in lifestyle.
The term tennis elbow refers to pain in the area on the outside of your elbow. It is most commonly caused by overuse or strain to the tissues that attach your forearm muscles to the bony bump at the outside of your elbow. These tissues include ligaments, tendons and muscle fibers. The pain may radiate from your elbow down your forearm to your wrist and hand. Tennis elbow is not caused by playing tennis, but the name stuck because many people who had this type of injury played sports or did manual labor that involved gripping with their forearms.
The repetitive use of the muscles in your forearm may cause tiny tears in these tissues, leading to inflammation and pain in the elbow. Such activities include sports that involve repetitive throwing, serving or lifting such as tennis, racquetball and baseball; carrying a heavy purse or briefcase; using your forearm muscles to support yourself while planting or cutting with your hand; some jobs like carpentry, masonry and assembly line work where you use your forearms to move objects. Overuse is common in tennis players, especially those who make the same swing with their arm over and over or repeatedly practice serves.
Tennis elbow can also be caused by a fall on an outstretched hand. This injury usually occurs when you are carrying something heavy, like luggage or a box of groceries. It may also result from a sudden contraction of the forearm muscles.
The pain associated with tennis elbow is usually gradual, but can also come on suddenly. It makes gripping or pinching your fingers very difficult and limits your arm's range of motion, especially in activities that involve twisting motions (such as shaking hands). The pain may radiate (spread) from your elbow to your forearm and wrist. You may feel a sharp pain when you try to straighten your arm against resistance, or when you move it back and forth. You may also feel tenderness in the area of the outside of your elbow where the pain is located. People with tennis elbow can have trouble lifting objects or gripping small items such as keys.
Sometimes tennis elbow occurs along with other injuries to muscles, tendons or ligaments in your arm or hand. In many cases, people who experience these kinds of overuse injuries do not fully realize what has caused them until they see their doctor and learn about alternative ways they might have injured themselves. Pain on top of the joint at the base of your thumb can occur if you have tendinitis in your wrist (lateral epicondylalgia). Pain on the inside of your elbow can occur if tendinitis is causing inflammation in the muscles that attach to your medial epicondyle.