Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis

Since my tennis elbow seems to be a popular subject around here, I thought I’d list some signs/symptoms and the things I was told to do to help cure it. Maybe others could self-diagnose and try to treat themselves before having to see a medical professional.

Signs/Symptoms
Elbow pain: Hold your arm in front of you, palm down. Look at your elbow. Find the bone. The pain is right below that bone, in the valley before the other bone on the actual point of your elbow.
Pain when gripping: Specifically, shaking hands, turning a doorknob, opening a twist-off cap.

Treatment
Forearm band: This really does help!
Wrist splint: This keeps you from moving your wrist up, which pulls on the tendon.
Ibuprofen: To reduce inflammation.
Rest: Try to use the elbow/wrist as little as possible.

If this doesn’t help, see a healthcare provider.

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