Saturday, May 30, 2009

Treatment To Tennis Elbow- Natural Way ( Tennis Elbow Brace )

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Tennis elbow produces pain on the outside of your forearm near your elbow when you exercise the joint. Tiny tears in tendon tissue cause the discomfort.However, treatment does not have to mean medication and physical therapy. There are many natural treatments for tennis elbow that anyone can try at home. Below are some natural treatment that you should give some tries.

  1. The most important thing you can do to treat tennis elbow is to simply rest the elbow. This entails limiting the range of movements as well as the weight you carry with the affected arm for at least six weeks. In time this is typically enough to completely eliminate the pain of tennis elbow. Continuing to limit the stress placed on the elbows will also go a long way in preventing future flare ups

    Heat and Ice

  1. As with most injuries it is often suggested that you alternate heat and ice treatments. This can easily be accomplished by filling a bag with oats and rice and microwaving the satchel for up to a minute. Rest the elbow on the heating pad until the heat is gone. After heat grab for a bag of frozen peas and allow the elbow to rest on the bag for 10 to 20 minutes or until the elbow feels uncomfortable. Heat and ice treatments increase the blood flow to the injury, improving the rate of tissue repair.


  1. While strenuous exercise should be kept to a minimum with tennis elbow, it is important to exercise the weaker muscles of the arm, like the forearm, to help offset the stress placed on the elbow. To strengthen the forearm try squeezing a palm-sized ball repeatedly while using the heat and ice treatments. Other simple stretches and exercises may be recommended by a doctor or therapist.


  1. Not only does bracing an elbow help you to be mindful of your injury at all times to avoid excursion, it also helps support the elbow to limit pain. Elbows can be braced with the use of a sling, medical tape or elastic elbow brace or wrap. However, slightly tight braces that compress the affected elbow will likely be the most effective, according to the mayo clinic
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Magnetic Tennis Elbow Brace

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Magnetic therapy is a very popular alternative method to reduce pain. I came accross an impressive article regarding magnetic tennis elbow brace. Please read below.

For several years, magnetic therapy has been used in our country, as well as in other countries. There have been accounts of great results. The magnetic tennis elbow brace is only one of these therapy devices. Why does magnetic therapy seem to work?

There are electromagnetic fields in the body, caused by the moving of charged particles of different chemicals in the body. Magnetic therapy works because it brings these particles back to the position in which they should be in the body. Pain is caused by the ions, or charged particles, being changed or rearranged inside the body. When there is an injured area, placing magnetic materials on the area will cause the blood vessels to relax and more blood will flow into the muscles and other tissues around the area, therefore increasing the amount of oxygen and other materials carried by the blood, to enter the area that is having the pain. This blood flow restores the ions to the area, thereby easing the pain,

Preventing Pain

The magnetic tennis elbow brace, as well as other magnetic products, can be used as a pain preventive. It can be worn while playing tennis to keep the ions in the body from being rearranged. If worn on areas that are prone to strains caused from playing tennis, they can protect these areas which are often stressed and become swollen and painful. You can also get magnetic braces for the back, which are often used while exercising, to keep the back area from being stressed.


Magnetic therapy is being widely used today, and has shown some amazing results. It has been shown to be very effective. There are reports that have shown that this type of therapy has worked for various kinds of sports injuries. It has been used in some foreign countries and has shown great benefits for a wide range of conditions.

The magnetic tennis elbow brace is a brace for the forearm which has a strong magnetic field to ease and comfort strains caused from playing the game of tennis. It is effective because of the strong magnetic field that passes through the injured part or the body, going much deeper than the injury, keeping the ions moving normally though the body.

Magnetic therapy has been used effectively for sprains, strains, inflammation and stiffness in knees, elbows, backs, and other parts of the body that are subject to any of these maladies.

When choosing a magnetic device, you may need help in selecting the correct strength and the size for your particular need. They come in all different sizes and strengths, making it important to find the one for your own type of injury.

Magnetic devices are made of different materials that allow your skin to "breathe" and prevent heat buildup. There are different strengths, sizes, and different magnetic strengths for your use. You should select a device that is padded well, so that it will be comfortable to wear.

Magnetic therapy is safe for most people. If you are pregnant you should not use it. Also, if you have a pacemaker, or some other type of medical device that you must wear, you should not use magnetic therapy without first talking to your physician about it, and be sure to follow his directions.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Relief of tennis elbow ( Tennis Elbow Brace )

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The best way to relieve tennis elbow is to stop doing anything that irritates your arm — a simple step for the weekend tennis player, but not as easy for the manual laborer, office worker, or professional athlete.

The most effective conventional and alternative treatments for tennis elbow have the same basic premise: Rest the arm until the pain disappears, then massage to relieve stress and tension in the muscles, and exercise to strengthen the area and prevent re-injury. If you must go back to whatever caused the problem in the first place, be sure to warm up your arm for at least 5 to 10 minutes with gentle stretching and movement before starting any activity. Take frequent breaks. Wear your tennis elbow brace if possible.

Conventional medicine offers an assortment of treatments for tennis elbow, from drug injections to surgery, but the pain will never go away completely unless you stop stressing the joint. Re-injury is inevitable without adequate rest.

For most mild to moderate cases of tennis elbow, aspirin or ibuprofen will help address the inflammation and the pain while you are resting the injury, and then you can follow up with exercise and massage to speed healing.
Some exercise may help you relief your pain. We will cover the correct arm exercise in the next post.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow and Bursitis ( Tennis Elbow Brace )

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Before we go deeper about Tennis Elbow, let's look at the distinguishing characteristic of each of these 3 ailments in term of cause and symptoms;

Tennis Elbow(lateral epicondylitis)
- The onset of pain, on the outside(lateral) of the elbow, is usually gradual with tenderness felt on or below the joint's bony prominence. Movements such as gripping, lifting and carrying te to be troublesome.

Golfer's Elbow(medial epicondylitis)
- The causes of golfers elbow are similar to tennis elbow but pain and tenderness are felt on the inside (medial) of the elbow, on or around the joint's bony prominence.

- Often due to excessive leaning of the joint of a direct blow or fall onto the tip of the elbow. A lump can often be seen and the elbow is painful at the back of the joint.

Here some more details symptoms related to tennis elbow,
  • Recurring pain on the outside of the upper forearm just below the bend of the elbow; occasionally, pain radiates down the arm toward the wrist
  • Pain caused by lifting or bending the arm or grasping even light objects such as a coffee cup.
  • Difficulty extending the forearm fully
  • Pain tha typically lasts for 6 to 12 weeks ; the discomfort can continue for as little as 3 weeks or as long as several years.

Lateral epicondylitis injury may also result in weakness in movements involving the wrist. A medical doctor or therapist will usually test for tennis elbow by squeezing the elbow near the epicondyle. A second test is to provide resistance while the patient bends the wrist back.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tennis Elbow Brace - Introduction

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Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitisis an extremely common injury that originally got its name because it is a frequent tennis injury, appearing in a large proportion of tennis players. Nevertheless it commonly manifests in a vast proportion of people who do not play tennis at all. Lateral epicondylitis occurs most commonly in the tendon of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle at approximately 2cm below the outer edge of the elbow joint or lateral epicondyle of the humerus bone.

Specific inflammation is rarely present in the tendon but there is an increase in pain receptors in the area making the region extremely tender.

Signs and symptoms of tennis elbow / lateral epicondylitis

* Pain about 1-2 cm down from bony area at the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle)
* Weakness in the wrist with difficulty doing simple tasks such as opening a door handle or shaking hands with someone.
* Pain on the outside of the elbow when the hand is bent back (extended) at the wrist against resistance.
* Pain on the outside of the elbow when trying to straighten the fingers against resistance.
* Pain when pressing (palpating) just below the lateral epicondyle on the outside of the elbow
Actually there are 2 additional strain related which always mistaken for Tennis Elbow. They are Golfer's Elbow and Bursitis. So, what are the differents? We will cover this story in the next post..
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