HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR TENNIS ELBOW
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
Despite its name, athletes aren't the only people who develop tennis elbow. People whose jobs feature the types of motions that can lead to tennis elbow include plumbers, painters, carpenters and butchers.
The pain of tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist.
Causes-- Tennis elbow is an overuse and muscle strain injury. The cause is repeated contraction of the forearm muscles that you use to straighten and raise your hand and wrist. The repeated motions and stress to the tissue may result in a series of tiny tears in the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the bony prominence at the outside of your elbow.
As the name suggests, playing tennis — especially repeated use of the backhand stroke with poor technique — is one possible cause of tennis elbow. However, many other common arm motions can cause tennis elbow, including:
· Using plumbing tools
· Driving screws
· Cutting up cooking ingredients, particularly meat
· Repetitive computer mouse use
Symptoms- The pain associated with tennis elbow may radiate from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist. Pain and weakness may make it difficult to:
· Shake hands or grip an object
· Turn a doorknob
· Hold a coffee cup
Risk factors- Factors that may increase your risk of tennis elbow include:
Age. While tennis elbow affects people of all ages, it's most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 50.
Occupation. People who have jobs that involve repetitive motions of the wrist and arm are more likely to develop tennis elbow. Examples include plumbers, painters, carpenters, butchers and cooks.
Certain sports. Participating in racket sports increases your risk of tennis elbow, especially if you employ poor stroke technique
Homoeopathic remedies are effective for tennis elbow and cure this condition without any side effects. Some of the important remedies are given below-
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30-Rhus tox is one of the best medicines for tennis elbow.It is prescribed when there is tennis elbow with tearing pains in tendons, ligaments and fascia.There is stiffness in the wrist and elbow joint , especially in morning.The person feels numbness in the arm when overworked. Soreness in the condyles of the joints is also present.
ARNICA MONTANA 30- Arnica mon. is effective for tennis elbow due to injury or sprain of the elbow muscles. There is soreness after overexertion .
BRYONIA ALB 30-Bryonia alb is effective for tennis elbow where the pain is worse by movement of the arm.Joints red , hot, swollen, with stitches and tearing worse on least movement.
CALCAREA CARB 200-Calcarea carb is prescribed when there is intolerable, sharp and sticking pains as if parts were wrenched or sprained.
COCCULUS INDICUS 30- Cocculus Indicus is indicated for severe pain in the hands and arms in persons suffering a tennis elbow.The person with tennis elbow carries things awkwardly and tends to drop them.
KALI CARBONICUM 30-Kai carb is another remedy for pain in elbow joint, especially in morning. There is tearing pain in limbs with swelling. Lacerating pain in wrist joint.
RUTA GRAVEOLENS 30-Ruta is one of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for tennis elbow with stiffness and soreness of the forearms, feeling of sprain and restricted wrist movement.Tendons sore and there is great restlessness.
BELLIS PERENIS 30- Bellis Perennis is indicated for pain in the outer part of the forearm due to exertion or overuse of muscles. The wrist feels contracted as though there was an elastic band around the joint. Joints feel soreness.
CARBO ANIMALIS 30- Carbo Animalis is one of the most useful medicines for tennis elbow due to over-lifting or straining with weak joints.Wrist painful.Night sweat fetid and painful.
GUAIACUM 30- Guaiacum is effective for tennis elbow with pain in the forearms, which radiates down to the wrists with immovable stiffness.The joints swollen, painful, and intolerant of pain.
KALI NITRICUM 30-- Kali Nitricum is prescribed in in tennis elbow cases with pain extending to the wrist and down to the knuckles (finger joint) especially.Hands and fingers seem swollen.
CAUSTICUM 200- Causticum is indicated for tennis elbow with weakness of muscles and dull, tearing pains, along with a tendency to stretch or bend the joints.Numbness and loss of sensation in hands.
CONIUM MACULATUM 200- Conium is one of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for tennis elbow with muscular weakness of the elbow joints accompanied by numbness of the fingers.
KALMIA LATIFOLIA 30- Kalmia lat is effective for tennis elbow when pain spreads from the shoulder. Sudden pain when moving the arm. Pain along the ulnar nerve , index finger.