Tennis elbow is the inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse of arm, forearm and the muscles of the hand.
How does a Normal Elbow Joint look?
The elbow is a joint made up of three bones: the upper arm bone called humerus and two bones in the forearm known as radius and ulna. There are bony prominences at the bottom of the humerus. These prominences are called epicondyles. The bony prominence on the outer (lateral side) of the elbow is called lateral epicondyle and the one in the inner (medial side) is known as medial epicondyle.
The joint is held together by a series of ligaments, major muscles and tendons. Tendons are bands of fibrous tissues holding muscles to bones.
The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse or repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
Homeopathy works very well in Tennis elbow to get rid of pain and discomfort. The goals of treatment are to reduce pain or inflammation, promote healing, and decrease stress. It helps in restoring the normal movement of arm.