Arm Elbow Pain
It is not uncommon to experience arm elbow pain seemingly out of nowhere. But as with all pain, the source is usually a result of some sort of movement, repetitive task or a simple bump that causes your arm pain. If the pain is on the outside of the elbow, there is a good chance you are suffering from tennis elbow.
Tennis elbow is an injury that is primarily concentrated on the outer side of the elbow. It’s usually associated with a small tear in the tendon that attaches the forearm muscles to your arm bone. If left untreated, your elbow and arm pain will get worse.
It is usually caused by repetitive hand and elbow movements or repetitive tasks over time.
It’s not uncommon for tennis elbow sufferers to experience a dull sharp pain in that can sometime radiate from the elbow down into the forearm. If you have arm pain above the elbow in the upper arm which gets worse when you turn your head or lift your shoulders, then it’s not tennis elbow. I recommend you go your arm checked by your doctor as you can have something more serious happening such as a broken arm.
A big mistake that most sufferers make is going back to normal activities too quick after starting a proven treatment program. Because their arm pain is “gone”, they resume normal activities until the elbow tendon tears again. Now you have created a bigger problem, scar tissue.
Scar tissue is a result of a tendon or muscle breaking down, repairing, tearing again and then repairing, usually in more than one cycle. If there comes a point where you build up too much scar tissue, then you may be faced with the knife wielding surgeon, who will perform tennis elbow surgery on you.
So let me ask you, when you shake someone’s hand, turn a doorknob or use a screwdriver do you have pain in your elbow and forearm? Does the pain increase when performing these tasks or is the pain there all the time? Do you sometimes experience pins and needles, tingling or numbness in your arm?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, there is a 99% chance that you are dealing with tennis elbow but don’t worry, it is the most common reported repetitive stress injury. And just because you don’t play tennis, doesn’t mean you can’t get tennis elbow. Over 95% of all reported cases every year of tennis elbow are from non tennis players!
So…what’s your next step? Well as I mentioned before, if you decide to take the ‘wait and see approach’, I can personally tell you from experience that your arm and elbow pain will get worse! The longer you wait to treat it, the longer your recovery will take. But the good news is that you don’t have to waste hundreds of dollars on doctors or physical therapy appointments, take anti-inflammatory pills, or smear on messy trans-dermal anti-inflammatory creams like I did…they do nothing but take away your money and NOT your elbow pain.
Simply put, you can cure your tennis elbow without ever leaving the comfort and convenience of your own home using 5 simple, easy-to-follow steps…