Looking for Tennis Elbow Solution? Ayurveda Can Help You

October 20, 2023
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Are you tired of the pain and discomfort that tennis elbow brings into your life? Tennis elbow isn’t just a problem for tennis players; it can affect anyone who overuses their arm and forearm muscles.

In this blog, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and Ayurvedic management of Tennis Elbow.

What is a Tennis Elbow?

Tennis Elbow is a painful condition caused by the swollen tendon at the elbow region. The condition affects the lateral epicondyle, the bony prominence on the outer part of the elbow where the forearm muscles and tendons attach. Tennis Elbow develops over time due to repetitive bending and straightening of the elbow joint, leading to gradual muscular wear and tear. Inflammation occurs in the outer elbow structure, resulting in pain and discomfort.

Tennis elbow predominantly affects individuals between the ages of 30 and 50, with a higher prevalence among females. It is noteworthy that more than half of tennis players experience this condition, leading to its nomenclature.

Causes

Tennis Elbow is prevalent among people playing with a racket such as tennis, squash, fencing, and cricket. Apart from this people lifting heavy weights, plumbers, painters, drivers, carpenters, and gardeners are more prone to develop the condition. Repeatedly moving your arm and gripping something tightly can cause tennis elbow.

Symptoms

The symptoms of tennis elbow develop slowly and worsen over time. The common symptoms seen in the condition are:

  • Pain and burning sensation over the outer region of the elbow that develops gradually.
  • Pain spreads from the elbow to the wrist.
  • Weakened grip.
  • Worsening of pain during squeezing, extension of the wrist, gripping bat, opening doors, starting driving cars, etc.

Ayurvedic Management of Tennis Elbow

Ayurveda includes Tennis Elbow under the term Koorpara Sandhi Shoola or Sandhi Gata Vata of Koorpara Sandhi. In Ayurveda Koorpara sandhi refers to the elbow joints.

Tennis elbow can be treated in many ways. In contrast, doctors recommend surgery that can have harmful side effects. Treating it with Ayurveda can be a better solution that can offer instant pain relief and long-lasting results.

Some of the ayurvedic treatments for tennis elbow include:

  • One of the effective remedies to treat tennis elbow is the process of Swedam. A heated bolus with oil-fried herbal powder is rubbed on the elbow joint in this treatment. The heat provides relief from pain and lessens stiffness, and promotes movement.
  • Another effective remedy is the use of lepas. Several ayurvedic ingredients are mixed to create a herbal paste applied on the arm to lessen the pain. This contains essential herbs that relieve joint pains like shoulders, elbows, knees, neck, foot, back, ankle, and hands.
  • Massaging the affected area with ayurvedic oils is another potent remedy to provide relief from the tennis elbow. During Ayurvedic massage Abhyanga, warm oil is used to massage the affected parts, increasing blood flow and enlarging mobility and strength.
  • Dhanyamla Dhara therapy is also very effective. The treatment involves pouring liquid medicine like medicated oil, medicated milk, and herbal decoction over the elbow joint to lessen the pain.
  • Many powerful ayurvedic herbs are very effective in treating the condition Tennis elbow. This is based on the fact that Ayurvedic spices have anti-inflammatory properties without side effects. These are safe and potent treatment options compared to standard medications.
  • Another effective treatment known as Dahakarma is also quite effective. This ancient treatment aids in treating all types of musculoskeletal disorders. This treatment enhances mobility and provides quick relief from elbow pain.
  • Herbal bandages are also very effective in treating tennis elbow. A bandage infused with ayurvedic herbs is wrapped around the elbow joints to increase mobility and repair tissues.

Care to be taken

  • Avoid cold and frozen food items to prevent Vata vitiation.
  • Use an elbow strap to prevent further injury.
  • Exercise regularly to strengthen the arm muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce stiffness of the joints.
  • Provide enough rest to the elbow joint.
  • Modify activities that make your pain worse, like lifting weights and squeezing things with your hands.

Here at Ayurclinic, our seasoned physicians assess your condition and plan a personalized treatment protocol including external Ayurveda therapies, herbal internal medications, lifestyle, and dietary modifications to overcome your condition.

Conclusion

Tennis elbow may present differently for each individual. Never try home remedies or self-care without your Ayurvedic physician’s opinion.

Ayurclinic Melbourne offers unique treatments for tennis elbow. Our experienced Ayurvedic practitioners work to find the underlying cause of the condition and offer personalized consultations, herbal therapies, and Panchakarma treatments to restore balance in your body’s Dosha’s.

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