If you overwork any part of your body, more than you are used to, you would expect to experience some pain, discomfort or muscle soreness.
But what if the pain doesn’t go away and starts to interfere with your daily life and routine? To be more specific, what if you suffer from elbow irritation and simply can’t seem to get rid of it, no matter what you do?
If this is the situation you find yourself in, then you are in the right place because I’m going to show you how to get rid of an irritating elbow in just 5 simple steps.
Before I reveal to you 5 best ways to eliminate the irritation in your elbow, it’s important to know the exact location of your pain. If your discomfort and pain is on the outside of your elbow/upper forearm – then you may be suffering from the most common type of elbow injury – tennis elbow.
But to ensure that it is indeed tennis elbow that you are suffering from and want to learn the fastest, quickest way on how to fix tennis elbow, consider the following symptoms below:
- Have you noticed that your grip has been getting weaker?
- Are you fumbling or dropping items more often than before?
- Does performing twisting actions of the wrist, forearm or elbow increase your elbow irritation?
- Are you experiencing a burning sensation, tenderness or outer elbow pain?
- Can you twist off the top of a jar with your injured arm without pain?
- Do performing simple tasks such as shaking someone’s hand, turning a doorknob or carrying a grocery bag or briefcase cause elbow pain?
- Do you have an increase in elbow pain when you flex or extend your wrist?
- Is your irritated elbow stiff or hard to extend or straighten fully when you wake in the morning?
So besides your elbow irritation, the above are also some very common tell tale signs that you are suffering from tennis elbow.
You may be thinking, “how did I get tennis elbow if I don’t even play tennis?” While it’s true that tennis and other racquet sport players are in the high risk category for developing tennis elbow, less than 5% of the reported cases every year come from this group of people. Tennis elbow is a common injury in the workplace, sports arena and with hobbyists.
Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury where the extensor tendon that attaches at your elbow suffers a small tear as a result of overuse and performing repetitive tasks. Tasks where you are required to keep a tight grip on an object, combined with wrist flexion or extension and/or elbow rotation. For example, using a shovel, wrench, screwdriver, knife, playing drums, using construction tools, or basically any task that is repetitive in nature where you use a tight grip on an object for an extended period of time.
You should know that tennis elbow is not an injury that develops over night. It usually starts out as a mild irritation or dull ache but progressively gets worse over time. Eventually, you may discover that your elbow pain will get so bad that it interferes with your daily life and you may even have to cancel activities that you would normally participate in.
As someone who knows exactly how tennis elbow can interfere with your daily life and routine, I can tell you that you don’t have to waste your money on expensive doctor and physical therapy visits or medical gadgets to get your life back.
Tennis elbow and your irritation symptoms can be eliminated, treated and cured from the chair your are sitting in right now. In fact, all it really takes are 5 simple, easy-to-follow techniques that you can do from the comfort of your own living room, sitting in your comfy chair watching your favorite television show without any special exercise equipment or expensive medical gadgets or gimmicks!