help with tennis elbow??

hi i have tennis elbow and i had taken a break for about a year. i finally got a tetnis shot and its feeling great. i have been playing teenis before that for 34years and i was wondering if i should do anything else to help it heal better and longer. you guys have helped me so much on previous questions and just wondering if this could work. oh and my mom wrote this. lol

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  1. Eddie, 28 August, 2009

    Tennis elbow happens when the tendon that connects the muscles to your elbow is stressed. You can use a cold compress or an ice pack immediately within the 24 hour period. This prevents the release of chemicals that promote swelling. If it’s beyond 24 hours, try a warm compress or a hot water bottle (pad it with a towel to prevent scalding). This will aid in better circulation in the area and thus promote faster healing. Take some pain medications to take the edge off the pain. Of coarse, rest, rest, rest. In the future, you can probably benefit from the elbow straps to support the muscle on your hitting arm. It may take a little getting use to it. Good luck.

  2. Elisa K, 28 August, 2009

    massage therapy works wonders!

  3. Ferny, 28 August, 2009


  4. andrew, 28 August, 2009

    well the best home remidy is to drink joint juce fitness water or take fish oil supplments

  5. Chuck T, 28 August, 2009

    alternate hot and cold compress. taking a muscle relaxant would help speed up the healing process too.

  6. gr8ss4opper, 28 August, 2009

    I have found that your tennis racquet and strings have a lot to do with tennis elbow. Heavier racquets (head light) tend to be better since they absorb more of the shock. Also, softer strings like Natural Gut, provide a softer feel to all your strikes. Avoid stiff strings like luxilon ALU. Once you have tennis elbow, its going to take a while to really heal. Get an elbow brace, take some Glucosamine supplements, and try to start lifting weights at the gym. Stronger supporting muscles act like a brace and support the joints and tendons.

    Hope this helps!

  7. texasbaby4735, 28 August, 2009

    john above me had the best advice. the weight of your racquet and also the tension that its strung at, even the strings your using – can affect your elbow. try using air cells and biofreeze. i work in a tennis shop and a woman came in the other day, i gave her an air cell and biofreeze to try and she said its been working wonderful.

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