TENNIS ELBOW- Ayurvedic Treatment and Medicines

Tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis, here pain occurs on the outer side of the elbow joint.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • CAUSES OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • DIAGNOSIS OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • TREATMENTS FOR TENNIS ELBOW
  • PROGNOSIS OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • COMPLICATIONS OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • TENNIS ELBOW AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF TENNIS ELBOW
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR TENNIS ELBOW
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR TENNIS ELBOW
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR TENNIS ELBOW
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR TENNIS ELBOW
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR TENNIS ELBOW
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR TENNIS ELBOW
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR TENNIS ELBOW
  • YOGA FOR TENNIS ELBOW

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TENNIS ELBOW

  • Pain on movements like flexion and extension 
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness on elbow joint
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling sensation in fingers

CAUSES OF TENNIS ELBOW

  • lateral epicondylitis
  • Bursitis
  • Injuries to tendons
  • Sprains or strains

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF TENNIS ELBOW

Due to the above-mentioned causes, the lateral epicondylitis and tendons around the elbow joint gets inflamed leads to the manifestation of symptoms like pain, tenderness etc.

DIAGNOSIS OF TENNIS ELBOW

  1. EXAMINATIONS
  • Inspection – joint deformity
  • Palpation – tenderness
  • Movements Flexion, Extension  of elbow joint
  • INVESTIGATIONS
  • X – rays

TREATMENTS FOR TENNIS ELBOW

  • Medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Analgesic.
  • Surgical management

PROGNOSIS OF TENNIS ELBOW

  • Tennis elbow due to traumatic injuries difficult to cure

COMPLICATIONS OF TENNIS ELBOW    

  • Tendon rupture
  • Limited range of movement of elbow joint

TENNIS ELBOW AND AYURVED   

  • In Ayurveda,tennis elbow falls under Vata vyadhi or a Vata dosha imbalance disorder, particularly snayugata vata
  • According to Ayurveda, the elbow joint is called kurpara sandhi.
  • Vata vyadhi can be correlated to neurological or neuromuscular disorders. The causes and pathogenesis of diseases caused by the vitiation of Vata dosha, in general, are the exclusive cause and pathogenesis ofpain, numbness, tingling sensation.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF TENNIS ELBOW

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold food
  • Excessive physical exercise.
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Trauma
  • Injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF TENNIS ELBOW

  • Pain in the elbow joint on movement.

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF TENNIS ELBOW

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The aggravated vata having provoked these two doshas, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moves greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated vata resides in the elbow joint and produces different kinds of aches and pains.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TENNIS ELBOW

  • Toda – Pain on elbow joint

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF TENNIS ELBOW

  • Pain associated with traumatic injuries is difficult to cure – krichra sadhya

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR TENNIS ELBOW

Ayurvedic local treatment for tennis elbow

  • Svedam – local fermentation
  • Pain-relieving lepa application

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR TENNIS ELBOW

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR TENNIS ELBOW

  • NASYA- Ksheerabala, anutaila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR TENNIS ELBOW

Internal administration

  • Maharasnadi kashayam
  • Rasnerandadi kashayam
  • Dasamoolarishtam
  • Gandha tailam
  • Laksha guggulu
  • Trayodasanga guggulu
  • Mahayogaraja guggulu

HOME REMEDIES FOR TENNIS ELBOW

  • Heat application on the affected area by a towel dipped with hot water
  • Massage the painful area for 15 minutes ( NOT too much pressure )

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR TENNIS ELBOW

  • Avoid food items that produce vata dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, cow’s milk
  • Avoid heavy exercises which further aggravate the conditions.
  • Oil massage on affected area advised. Which alleviates vata dosha
  • Take proper rest.

YOGA FOR TENNIS ELBOW

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind and gets relief from aches and pains

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                              Video:  https://youtu.be/d324ZzE-uXc

·       Tadasana

·       virabhadrasana

  • Anjali mudra

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