Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is caused by tendonitis or swelling around the tendons on the outside edge of the elbow. It is called tennis elbow because it’s caused by an injury to elbow from movements used in racket games like tennis. As a result, often people suffering from lateral epicondylitis have it from playing tennis. However anyone can suffer from tennis elbow either from an injury to the outer elbow or from overuse of the arm and wrist. Some people have elbow pain as a result of arthritis (osteoarthritis). Arthritis is a different condition to tennis elbow but may make it more likely you suffer from tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is painful and often the tissues around the outer elbow become tender to touch and inflexible. The problem is mainly located at the bony part at the outer edge of your arm – called the lateral epicondyle. However it can also refer pain further up or down your arm. Tennis elbow is not the same as golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis.) Both have similar symptoms but golfers elbow is on the medial elbow and tennis elbow is on the outer elbow.
according to Wikepedia-‘-Although anti-inflammatories are a commonly prescribed treatment for tennis elbow, the evidence for their effect is usually anecdotal with only limited studies showing a benefit.Evidence is poor for an improvement from injections of any type, be it corticosteroids, botulinum toxin, prolotherapy or other substances. Corticosteroid injection may be effective in the short term’
So ,we find that here allopathic medicines are not very mach effective in this case pain killers can subside the case but they dont cure it .
In Homoeopathy we have a no of patients being treated with the symptoms of tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis /medial epicondylitis(Golfer’s elbow)
They come after taking painkillers /sometimes painful corticosteroid injections without any permanent releif n sometimes recurrence of pain off n on or smtimes with pain n inflammation of the arm /forearm after taking the injections —
as it is the case related to tendons ,ligaments old injuries calcifications of old injuries –Ruta Calc Flour Acid Flour Calc phos may recover the case .
According to symptoms-first of all, movement increases the pain , pain radiating from one point to whole arm ,patient fears to touch the arm due to pain irritability (mental symptom) all become the guiding symptoms to select the medicine -based on totality of symptoms; n likewise medicines suchas Bryonia Rhustox Arnica Kalibich..Chamomilla or any medicine that suits according to symptoms might be selected n given will improve n finally recover the case ,
referring this case of tennis elbow is just to prove that it works ;THE HOMOEOPATHY works ; it is not any thing like jhaad foonk /tona totaka/ placebo effect –it is a well established science –that works on principles if you know the principles, if you follow the principles, if you choose according to symptoms not by the name of disease .It is an art -to take the symptoms, it is an art to prescribe the selected medicines in proper potency- according to the patient ;which is also something very important while treating a patient n a very peculiar job based on the physician’s experience .We will discuss it later on -have a nice day .
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