Tennis Elbow Treatment in Ayurveda

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Tennis elbow is a painful condition causing restricted movement of forearm which requires absolute care for long periods. According to Ayurveda, snayugata vata can be correlated with the condition of tennis elbow. Sushruta has advised Agnikarma for disorders of snayu (ligaments and tendons), asthi (bone), siddhi (joints), etc. At Ayush Ayurvedic Singapore, Tennis Elbow Treatment has a very specific purpose that looks into the cause of the trauma and effecting the change in a slow healing but firm manner.

Recent studies show that tennis elbow is often due to damage to a specific forearm muscle. The extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) muscle helps stabilize the wrist when the elbow is straight. This occurs during a tennis groundstroke, for example. This leads to inflammation and pain. The ECRB may also be at increased risk for damage because of its position.

At Ayush Ayurveda Singapore, Tennis Elbow Treatment includes administration of anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic natural herbal medicines, application of medicated oils/powders to the area with mild Abhyanga using specific oils. Ayurvedic therapy for tennis elbow is not just about pain management but about repairing the ligaments and tendons and restoring their elasticity and vitality. Tennis Elbow Treatment in Ayurveda attempts to give back to the ligaments and tendons, their original strength, motion and flexibility before the injury.

Pizhichil is a specified massage that targets the whole body in a therapeutic form. In this Ayurvedic massage, the prescribed medicated oil is applied on the base of the head and the entire body. Bandage with the medicated oils is also recommended in the initial stages. Tennis Elbow Treatment in Ayurveda uses medicated oils that are very effective in providing relief from pain and swelling in joints. In cases where the problem is severe, we also offer all the classic Ayurvedic therapies mentioned above to help obtain complete relief.

Elakizhi  is a particular therapy that uses herbal poultices for application on the body, particularly the affected areas. These poultices are warmed in medicated oils and used to massage the entire limb shifting the client from side to side.

Podikkizhi relieves many types of joint pain. Podikizhi involves the use of medicated powder poultices warmed and applied all over the body to induce sweating in a predefined set of motions that will help every muscle, ligament and tendon feel alive. This is followed by an Abhyangam, a warm oil massage and bath.


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