Why Your Elbow Pain Won’t Go Away
There can be many reasons why your elbow pain won’t go away. If it’s been longer than 3 days since you first injured your elbow and started to experience elbow pain, then there is a good chance that you’ve injured some important structures and tissues in your elbow.
There are of course things you can do to help ease the pain in your elbow but you will not be addressing the injury. You’ll only be getting symptomatic relief. This is good for short term pain relief but is not effective as a permanent solution.
A “quick fix” for pain in your elbow that won’t go away is to take anti-inflammatory pills every few hours. The downside is that you’ll only get 3 or 4 hours of relief before you are popping a pill again. Plus a side effect of taking these pills is stomach bleeding.
A simple home remedy you can try is hot and cold water therapy. Get yourself 2 buckets or deep pans where you can immerse your entire forearm up past your elbow. Fill one bucket with hot water(not boiling hot!) and the other with ice cold water(Yes add ice to the water).
Dip your injured elbow in the hot water first, keep it under the water for 1 minute, then immediately switch to the cold water for 1 minute. Then go back to the hot water for 2 minutes and then cold water for 2 minutes.
Your elbow pain should go away after 2 rounds of this easy home elbow pain relief trick.
Please keep in mind these are not permanent solutions, merely quick fixes that will help stop the pain for a couple of hours.
So what is the answer to pain in your elbow that won’t go away?
Your first challenge is to figure out which elbow injury you have. If your elbow pain is on the outside of your elbow, upper forearm region and it gets worse when you grip or squeeze an object then you most likely have tennis elbow.
Tennis elbow is not a condition you should take lightly, simply because it usually gets worse over time, if you don’t take measures to treat it as soon as it hits.
Luckily you can treat and cure tennis elbow at home using simple steps that you can do while watching TV.
Click here to learn 5 steps to eliminate your elbow pain right now!