Burning Elbow Pain
Do you sometimes find it difficult to fully extend or straighten your arm? How about frequent occurrences of burning elbow pain or tenderness on the outside or inside of your elbow? Do you occasionally have forearm pain near elbow? Have you noticed that your grip has been getting weaker or you fumble with things more often than before?
If you’ve answered yes or can relate to any of the above symptoms, there is a good chance that you are suffering from one of the two most common types of elbow injuries that affect millions of people every year. The two most commonly reported elbow injuries are golfers elbow and tennis elbow.
Let’s first take a look at golfers elbow. Golfers elbow is commonly described as pain and inflammation on the inside of your elbow. So if your arm is down by your side, it’s the side of your elbow that is closest to your body. Golfers elbow is a repetitive strain injury that is caused by any activity that involves repeated bending and extending of the wrist and fingers.
You don’t have to play golf to suffer from a golfers elbow injury. It can affect baseball players, cricketers, volleyball players, etc. How this injury actually occurs is that when an individual swings an object(…such as a baseball bat…) the forearm’s flexor muscles and tendons become engaged, loaded and tightened just before impact of the bat making contact and hitting the ball.
Overtime, the repeated action of swinging the bat or golf club causes strain, pressure and wear on the muscles which results in small mini, micro tears of the flexor tendon and swelling of the forearm muscle tissues. It is when these tissues become inflamed and you’ve created small tears in your flexor tendon that you experience this burning elbow pain on the inside of your elbow.
But what if you are experiencing elbow pain with a burning sensation on the outside of your elbow, aka outer elbow pain? Then there is a good chance that you are suffering from the number one, most commonly reported type of elbow injury – tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is commonly described as pain and inflammation on the outside of the elbow. More specifically the extensor tendon that attaches to the lateral epicondyle of your elbow, becomes irritated and inflamed.
The extensor muscles in the forearm that bend your wrist back usually become swollen as a result of performing repetitive tasks that involve excessive bending of the wrist while keeping a tight grip on an object combined with elbow rotation. So for example, construction workers use hand tools to perform their work. They use screwdrivers, hammers, drills, etc. Overtime, the repetitive actions and activities of using construction tools will most likely result in a tennis elbow injury. As you continue with these types of activities, you will notice an increase in your burning elbow pain, tenderness and weakening grip.
So how do you stop a burning, painful elbow and recover from your elbow injury?
To be straight up front with you…it doesn’t require a big financial or time commitment. Treating and curing your golfers or tennis elbow is actually quite simple!
All it really takes to completely cure and treat your golfers or tennis elbow are 5 simple, easy-to-follow techniques that you can do from the comfort of home while sitting in your comfy chair watching your favorite television show – without any special exercise equipment or gadgets!