If you have any persistent or nagging joint pain, then we highly recommend that you consult with a physician in order to have it seen to. Attempting to treat these types of pain entirely on your own inevitably leads to more problems and especially if there are underlying causes that you are unaware of.
But while this is true, there are still things that you can do yourself in order to help ease off the pain and encourage a more rapid recovery. This is particularly true once you have a diagnosis – of tennis elbow for instance.
In this post, we will look at 8 home remedies you can use in order to reduce tennis elbow pain and get back full, normal use of your arm in no time.
1. Reduce Inflammation With Compression
In other words, you need to take time out of your training/competing in order to give your joint a chance to recover. At the same time though, you also need to provide compression using something like a compression sleeve or an elbow brace and you need to elevate the area as well in order to drain it of fluids.
So what is swelling exactly? When you get injured, the body will release ‘pro-inflammatory cytokines’, which work to cause the area to swell with fluids. This serves three important functions: it prevents you from continuing to use the joint by limiting movement and sending strong pain signals, it provides the area with lots of important nutrients and blood and it protects the area from further damage.
But while swelling can be a good thing, it can also be a bad thing if it is allowed to continue. As the area gets too overblown, it can end up causing more damage than good. Elevating the area will help to prevent this and so too will using a compression sock or an elbow brace which will help to hold it in position and at the same time, prevent too much fluid from getting into the area.