Ayurvedic treatment for Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow

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Tennis elbow


Tennis elbow generally does not require treatment except for managing the pain associated with it, as it gradually heals on its own.2 Here are some ways in which you can provide relief to your pain:3

  • Apply ice packs on the affected area for 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for a few days, as it will help reduce pain and swelling
  • Use elbow strap to protect the injured area
  • Use pain killers and pain reliever medicines if the pain gets very intense
  • Perform motion exercises to prevent stiffness and increase flexibility in your wrists
  • In severe pain cases, steroid injections may be taken

Some cases may also require a surgery which removes the damaged section on the tendon and repairs the remaining tendon.3

Ayurveda recommends holistic treatment for tennis elbow. These include2:

  • Snehana (oleation) – administering ghee, herbal oil, animal fat or bone marrow to expel the imbalanced dosha out of the body
  • Swedana (fomentation) – application of hot, moist substances to heal pain
  • Agnikarma (Cautery)

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage tennis elbow effectively. These include:2

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Consume a nutritious and healthy diet everyday
  • Avoid carbonated drinks, packaged foods and junk food

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Avoid activities that cause both mental and physical stress
  • Avoid excessive exercise and physical activities
  • Avoid suppressing your urges (vegavidharan) to urinate, defecate, etc
  • Mild stretching exercises that help strengthen your muscles of the forearm can be performed under the supervision of a physical therapist

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of bone-diseases and/or tennis elbow without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for bone-diseases and/or tennis elbow, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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