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What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis — swelling of the tendons — that causes pain in the elbow and arm. These tendons are bands of tough tissue that connect the muscles of your lower arm to the bone. Despite its name, you can still get tennis elbow even if you’ve never been near a tennis court.
The symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and tenderness in the bony knob on the outside of your elbow. This knob is where the injured tendons connect to the bone. The pain may also radiate into the upper or lower arm. Although the damage is in the elbow, you’re likely to hurt when doing things with your hands.
Pain from tennis elbow may occur most often when:
- Lifting something
- Making a fist or grip an object, such as a tennis racket
- Opening a door or shaking hands
- Raising your hand or straightening your wrist
What Causes Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow usually develops over time. Repetitive motions — like gripping a racket during a swing — can strain the muscles and put too much stress on the tendons. That constant tugging can eventually cause microscopic tears in the tissue.
Tennis elbow might result from:
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- Using an elbow strap to protect the injured tendon from further strain.
- Physical therapy
- Using over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), or naproxen (Aleve)
- Stretching exercises
- The R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method is a simple self-care technique that helps reduce swelling, ease pain, and speed up healing.
- Rest: Pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. As soon as you’re hurt, stop your activity, and rest as much as possible for the first 2 days.
- Ice: Apply an ice pack for 15-20 minutes every two to three hours during the first 24 to 48 hours after your injury.
- Compression: Wrap the affected area with an elastic medical bandage to prevent swelling. You want it to be snug but not too tight.
- Elevation: This means raising the sore body part above the level of your heart. Doing so reduces pain, throbbing, and swelling. The CDC recommends you keep the injured area raised whenever possible, even when you’re not icing it.
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- Ultrasonic sound waves are pulsed into the affected and inflamed tendon in your elbow at a million vibrations per second.
- The sound waves penetrate the skin and surface layers causing the soft tissue to vibrate. This produces increased blood flow to the area to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation and thereby relieve pain.
- Increased blood flow also delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the tissue, removes cell waste and aids healing. Regular ultrasound therapy on your tennis elbow relieves pain and speeds the healing process.
- Ultrasound is a drug free and proven modality.
How to use your Sonic Relief to treat Tennis Elbow
- Apply a quarter size dollop of ultrasound gel over the area of pain around the elbow (palpate or push your fingers into the elbow area to find the area of pain).
- Turn on the Sonic Relief device to the “high” setting.
- Apply the sound head directly over the gel and move slowly in a small circular motion no wider than 3 – 4 inches.
- Add more gel if the gel begins to dry out.
- Sonic Relief will shut off after 10 minutes at which time the treatment is complete.
- Wipe the gel from skin and the sound head with a soft cloth or paper towel.
- You may treat multiple areas one after the other – ie, front of elbow followed by back of elbow, and left side, right side as needed.
- Put the Sonic Relief back in the charger to be ready anytime you need it for tennis elbow or any other soft tissue pain or injury.
- Treat each area up to 3 times per day for 2 weeks. Then treat as needed.
- Good idea: keep your Sonic Relief by your bedside. Do your treatment before you go to sleep for a chance at a pain free night. Then first thing in the morning to start the day off right. Then try to get a 3rd treatment in during the day – either before or after an activity that generally exacerbates your pain (before working with your hands or weight lifting).
Better than drugs or physio
As I am allergic to anti-inflammatory drugs of any kind and then getting Tennis Elbow in my left & right elbows 6 months ago, 4 visits to my physio in 10 days (with little improvement) I was left with 2 options put up with pain (worse when in bed) or cortisone injections (which may not work). I was desperate for pain relief which did not use drugs. So I did a Google search and presto! Your Sonic Relief stood out as the one that could improve my lifestyle.
I used the Sonic Relief for 5 minutes on each elbow on the first day x 2 sessions and for the first time in 6 months I had NO pain for the entire night!! I have now had 5 treatments over 3 days with virtually no pain at all during the day and none at night. Thank you so much.
Keith C. Perth, Western Australia