You may know this condition as ‘tennis elbow’, but the condition is formally know as Lateral Epicondylitis . It is a musculoskeletal condition with pain around the outer part of the elbow. Like golfers elbow, tennis elbow is mainly a repetitive strain injury of the forearm muscles and tendons near the elbow joint.
It actually does mainly affects tennis players, although it often occurs with repetitive stress on the elbow joint in occupations such as carpentry, violinists and painters.
Normal daily routines and basic tasks can be hampered due to the pain and weakness, such as shaking hands, holding a cup of tea, or even turning a door knob.
Homeopathic medicines for tennis elbow offer very effective treatment and can help manage the pain and stiffness. I have listed a few that can come up for consideration.
Some of the remedies for tennis elbow (depending on the presenting picture):
Rhus Tox: tearing pains in tendons, ligaments and fascia – soreness in the condyles of the joints – stiffness in the wrist and elbow joint.
Cocculus Indicus: severe pain in the hands and arms – carries things awkwardly and tends to drop them.
Ruta: stiffness and soreness of the forearms – feeling of sprain and restricted wrist movement.
Bellis Perennis: pain in the outer part of the forearm due to exertion or overuse of muscles – wrist feels contracted as though there was an elastic band around the joint.
Carbo Animalis: tennis elbow pain due to over-lifting or strainingwith weak joints.
Guaiacum: pain in the forearms, which radiates down to the wrists with immovable stiffness.
Kali Nitricum: pain extending to the wrist and especially down to the knuckles (finger joint).
Causticum: weakness of muscles with dull, tearing pains, along with a tendency to stretch or bend the joints.
Conium: muscular weakness of the elbow joints accompanied by numbness of the fingers.This is just a snapshot of the remedies and indications of use for lateral epicondylitis.
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