Health Tip: Ease Pain From Tennis Elbow05/23/11
(HealthDay News) -- Tennis elbow is an overuse injury that
causes inflammation of the tendons that join the muscles of the
forearm on the outside of the elbow.
Athletes aren't the only ones who stress the forearm muscles,
however. Painters, plumbers, carpenters and computer users also may
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to
alleviate the pain of tennis elbow:
- Take a break from activities that caused the condition for a
few days, resting your elbow as much as possible.
- Take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (aspirin, Aleve, for
example) to ease pain and swelling.
- Consider physical therapy to strengthen muscles in your
- Wear a protective arm brace during activities that led to the
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