What to Do for Tennis Elbow

August 31, 2011 by  
Filed under tennis elbow

One of the most frustrating injuries you could ever suffer from is the common elbow condition called tennis elbow. Millions of people around the world are stricken with this injury each and every year. So the burning questions that everyone has when they first learn that they have it is, what to do for tennis elbow?  When will the pain go away?  Should I take anti-inflammatories?  What about elbow braces?  Will I need surgery?

These are typical questions that quickly arise and roll through your head when you are first diagnosed with tennis elbow.  Trust me, I know – as I too searched for a tennis elbow solution for over 7 years and let me tell you that those 7 years were no fun, not to mention the dead ends that I ran in too!  what to do for tennis elbow

With the evolution of technology and swift adoption of the internet, it can be quite confusing as there is a lot of misinformation out there on what exactly is the best thing to do for tennis elbow.

Many people believe that it’s as simple as throwing a bunch of money at a physical therapist for expensive rehabilitation.  Others think that cortisone shots/injections will accelerate their recovery time from this painful elbow condition.

Then there are some tennis elbow sufferers who think the best method of treatment is with an elbow support/brace/band.

Well I can honestly tell you that as someone who has tried all three of these so called traditional treatment methods, it’s a complete waste of time and money.  They all only focus on relieving the pain and not the actual root cause of your injury.  They may help some of your tennis elbow symptoms but they will not aid in the repair of your injured extensor tendon.

Many people who suffer from tennis elbow are not even aware that they have tennis elbow, so how would they know what to do for this injury.  It’s not until they are unable to perform everyday basic tasks without pain or it affects their favourite sporting activity, hobby or interferes with the work performance that they actually take a step back to investigate what is really going on and why they have outer elbow pain.

When you are in the first two to three weeks of your tennis elbow injury, the most important symptom to control is the swelling of your elbow.  The fastest and most effective method of dealing with this is ice and elevation.

I recommend you ice your elbow at least twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes each time.  There is no need to keep a huge supply of ice cubes on hand, a bag of frozen vegetables works just as well.  What is important is that you get your arm up above heart level when you are icing.  All you need to do is prop your injured arm up on a couple of pillows and then apply the ice.  The elevation helps prevent blood pooling in the elbow region and will help decrease the swelling at a faster rate.

Once the inflammation has been controlled and eliminated (it’s not uncommon for it to last up to three weeks), the next thing you need to tackle is repairing your injured extensor tendon.  The only way to do this is with specific, laser targeted tennis elbow exercises and stretches.

I must be straight up front with you!  You don’t need to join a fitness centre or gym to do theses exercises.

My best and highest recommendation for a fast and complete recovery from tennis elbow is by using 5 simple, easy to follow techniques that you can do at home while watching TV – without the need for any medical gadgets or exercise equipment.  And the best part is that your recovery takes just 5 minutes every other day.

Heck, you can even do these tennis elbow techniques during commercial breaks while watching your favourite sitcom or half hour show!

And it’s never been easier to get started!  This program is as easy as paint by numbers and is proven to work regardless of your age or how long you’ve been suffering from tennis elbow.

If you’re serious about curing your tennis elbow once and for all, or you’re confused on what to do for tennis elbow – then here’s you chance!

Please go ahead and click on the button below and watch a short video where I will show you just how easy it is to treat your tennis elbow at home in 5 easy-to-follow steps!

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2 Responses to “What to Do for Tennis Elbow”

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  2. michelle on October 11th, 2011 1:14 am

    Hi Geoff, I have bought your programme ..can you please help with a query..I have TElbow in both arms..they ache like mad night and day…I did all the exercises for three nights and they got worse ie more pain..then I read the RICE part..can you tell me please if I do just the RICE until my elbows stop aching..ie maybe a few days and then start the exercises without the RICE ..OR do I do the RICE each day followed by the exercises and continue that for however long…Many thanks..I am totally committed to getting rid of this for good!

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