Elbow Burning Sensations
As we age and perform repetitive activities on a daily or weekly basis, it’s almost a given that at some point we will incur an injury. Our bodies can only take so much wear and tear before “something” gives. So what if you’ve recently felt some elbow burning sensations and are at a complete loss of what is going on or why this burning sensation is happening?
The first thing to identify is investigate is the location of this elbow burning sensation. Is it happening on the outside of your elbow or on the inside? Does it happen when you perform specific tasks or activities? Does the burning sensation increase throughout the day or is it something that comes on all of sudden?
If the elbow burning sensations are located on the inside of your elbow(the side of the elbow that is closest to your body when your arm is down by your side), then there is a good possibility that you are suffering from the second most common type of elbow injury called golfers elbow. Golfers elbow is commonly described as pain, tenderness, inflammation and a burning sensation that occurs on the inside of your elbow. Golfers elbow can really be caused by any activity and not just by playing golf. Any action that you perform on a regular basis that involves repeated and forceful bending of the wrist and fingers can cause golfers elbow.
Now if the burning sensation in your elbow is on the outside of your elbow(the side of the elbow that is facing away from your body when your arm is down by your side), you are most likely suffering from the most common type of elbow injury. This injury is often referred to as tennis elbow and elbow burning sensations is one of the most reported tennis elbow symptoms. Just like golfers elbow, you don’t have to play tennis to suffer from tennis elbow. It can affect anyone at any age.
Most people describe their tennis elbow injury as pain, tenderness and a burning sensation on the outside of the elbow that usually gets worse when they perform twisting actions that involve the forearm and wrist. But these actions don’t have to forceful or strong. Even simple actions such as shaking someone’s hand, gripping a coffee mug, turning a doorknob or simply carrying a grocery bad or briefcase causes elbow pain and discomfort.
There are specific types of jobs, careers and activities that are considered high risk when it comes to developing a tennis elbow injury such as: playing musical instruments, chefs, hairdressers, dentists, dental assistants, nurses, football players, baseball players, racket sport players, volleyball players, factory workers, construction workers, painters, plumbers, meat packers, postal workers, computer programmers/data entry workers. If your job is in this list or you participate in any of these sports or activities then there is good chance you will suffer a tennis elbow injury at some point.
But don’t worry, you’re not alone! Over 95% of reported cases of tennis elbow every year come from non-tennis players. And in fact, you don’t have to shell out hundreds of your hard earned cash(…like I did ) to cure tennis elbow.
All it really takes to completely eliminate your elbow burning sensations and tennis elbow pain are 5 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of your own living room, watching your favorite television show – without any special exercise equipment or gadgets!