Best Homeopathic Medicines for Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow is also called lateral epicondylitis. It is a musculoskeletal condition that causes pain around the outer part of the elbow. The main cause of Tennis elbow is repetitive overuse of muscles and tendons of the forearm near the elbow joint. It is opposite to its name because the affectees of this condition are not only tennis players and anyone can suffer from it who puts repetitive stress on the elbow joint including violin players, carpenters and painters. Weakness and pain caused by tennis elbow can result in restriction of daily routine and activities including holding a cup, shaking hands and turning a door knob etc.
Homeopathic medicines for tennis elbow are very effective in terms of managing the associated symptoms and treatment for it. The symptoms can be pain and stiffness. Homeopathic remedies act deep and are safe and devoid of side effects. The homeopathic mode of treatment does not suppress the disease and its signs like the conventional mode of treatment. In fact, they work at the root cause to eradicate the problem and also heal the body’s own restorative system, enabling it to get rid of the disease completely. Suppressing the disease does not cure it but rather result in more complications, so homeopathic medicines are natural alterative. These medicines provide long-term relief to patients of tennis elbow if prescribed by a competent homeopath. They also reduce the inflammation of tendons and also restrict the damage or injury of tendons.
Homeopathic Medicines For Tennis Elbow
Among the homeopathic remedies for tennis elbow the top grade medicines include Rhus Tox, Ruta, Bryonia, Bellis Perennis and Calcarea Carb.
1. Rhus Tox – The First Choice Medicine
Rhus Tox is a top grade medicine that is frequently prescribed in cases of tennis elbow. It is highly recommended to begin the treatment for this medical condition that occurs due to overuse or overstraining of muscles and tendons. It is an ideal remedy to manage inflammation and damage to tendons. It is proved to be very effective in tennis elbow cases when there is tearing pain in tendons and muscles. Along with it, there is soreness in the condyles of the joints. I prescribe it in these cases when the pain in the elbow is aggravated at rest and becomes better with movement. Along with pain, stiffness at the elbow is also present.
When and How to use Rhus Tox?
Rhus Tox is my first recommendation for cases of tennis elbow as it provides relief to the symptoms like pain and stiffness of elbow and also reduces the inflammation of tendons. The potency varies from case to case, from low to high (30-CM) potency. It depends on the homeopath. The wise decision will be to contact a competent homeopath before you take it.
2. Ruta – To Deal Sore Pain And Stiffness Of the Elbow
Ruta belongs to a plant kingdom that is made from the plant of ‘garden rue’. The action of Ruta is the same as Rhus Tox when it comes to dealing with tendon inflammation and injury from overstraining and overuse. It is highly suggested when there is stiffness and sore pain in the elbow. Sore pain stands for pain after touching the affected area. Apart from that, weakness may accompany it.
When and How to use Ruta?
Ruta can be indicated in cases of tennis elbow to reduce tendon inflammation, healing damaged tendons and soreness. Stiffness and sore pain of elbow are present when this medicine is indicated. The potency of Ruta can vary from case to case (30-CM) potency. It should be taken after consulting a competent homeopath.
3. Bellis Perennis – For Healing Tendon Injury, Inflammation
Bellis Perennis is another remedy that is produced from natural origin to cure tennis elbow cases. It is made from a flowering plant known as ‘English daisy’. Repetitive stress injury and inflammation of tendon of elbow due to physical tiredness or overuse of muscles can be cured with this remedy. The action of this medicine is the same as medicines like Ruta and Rhus Tox. Bellis Perennis is also prescribed for direct injury to elbow. it works well to treat injured tendons along with their inflammation and also reduces elbow pain too.
When and How to use Bellis Perennis?
The remedy will be suitable for healing injured tendons and controlling the tendon inflammation of the elbow and results in relief. The potency of the medicine depends on case to case ranging from 200-CM.
4. Bryonia – To Manage Pain And Swelling Around Elbow
Bryonia also belongs to a plant kingdom called ‘wild hops’ and is made from its root. It is an ideal remedy to manage tennis elbow pain and swelling around the elbow. The key symptom to use in such cases is worsening pain in the elbow from movement and rest provides relief. Sometimes, pain may move from the elbow to the wrist.
When and How to use Bryonia?
This remedy should be prescribed when the pain in elbow is associated with swelling and pain becoming worse due to movement. 30-200 potency can be used to begin the treatment and the repetition will be guided by the doctor.
5. Calcarea Carb – For Pain Radiating From Elbow To Wrist
Calcarea Carb is very ideal for pain feeling on the outer side of the elbow and extending down to the wrist. The pain begins when the patient tries to hold an object. The pain is tearing in nature. Apart from that, stiffness in elbow may also occur.
When and How to use Calcarea Carb?
This medicine will be effective for a person who feels pain on the outer side of the elbow radiating down to wrist. The potency varies from case to case ranging from 30-1M. It should not be repeated often.
Symptoms Of Tennis Elbow
1. Pain: Pain on the outer side of elbow where tendons of muscles and forearm attach to a bony bump of elbow is the main symptom of tennis elbow. sometimes, the pain may radiate down to forearm and wrist. The bending of the arm, turning doorknob, lifting things, writing, twisting forearm, and griping objects can make the pain worse. At times, the person may feel burning in the outer side of elbow.
2. Stiffness in the elbow while moving or extending the arm
3. Swelling of elbow along with the tenderness of elbow (feels pain on touching)
4. Weak Grip: when you hold objects, your grip is weak
Tennis Elbow Causation
Tennis elbow is a result of overuse of muscles of forearm. This arises when you use your forearm muscles repetitively in some activities that cause stress on tendons that connect forearm muscles to bony projection of elbow. Consequently, tendons get damaged, inflamed and sometimes tear too. Tennis players are more likely to develop tennis elbow. However, it is often experienced by common masses involved in other activities that perform repetitive use of arm and wrist muscles including plumbers, painters, bowlers, swimmers, gardeners and carpenters. A direct injury to the elbow can also cause it. tennis elbow can develop in any age group but people ranging from the age 30-50 are more prone to it. In some cases, tennis elbow arises without any cause or reason and it is known as idiopathic tennis elbow.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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