If you or anyone you know has been suffering from tennis elbow, you know the pain is something serious.
And to make matters worse, if you let your condition get so bad, you could literally become dependent on others to even open the fridge door for you.
I am dead serious, that is how debilitating this condition can be.
But did you know, that recovering from your tennis elbow injury does not have to cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, despite what you may have heard.
The truth of the matter is that a tennis elbow cure is much more simple and faster than you think. Because all it really takes are 5 easy-to-follow steps, you do from the comfort of the couch you are sitting on right now. Yes it is that easy!
Fact: Over 95% of tennis elbow sufferers do not even play tennis or even swung a racket.
It simply has the name due to the fact that the first ever sufferer was a tennis player.
So do not think that you have to play tennis, in order to get tennis elbow.
It can affect anyone, at any age and any occupation.
But individuals who perform repetitive tasks using their hands on a daily basis are considered high risk.
So people such as carpenters, plumbers, jewelry makes, dentists, nurses, chefs, cooks, factory workers, computer programmers, etc
First let me explain to you, things that will not work when it comes to overcoming your tennis elbow condition.
Anti-inflammatories and pain medication - Sure you may experience some temporary pain relief but who really wants to pop pills every 4 hours? They are great for symptomatic relief but as a long term solution, it is definitely not the way to go.
Elbow braces and splints - Immobilizing your elbow with one of these bulky devices is the absolute worst thing you can do. For the simple fact that, the damaged tissues, tendons, muscles and ligaments need a fresh supply of blood to help with the repair process. All these gadgets do is restrict blood flow and give you a false sense of security. Again save your money and take a pass on the braces and splints.
Cortisone injections - If you are like me, you hate needles. Your Doctor may recommend a series of cortisone injections to help with pain relief. They usually work for 4-5 weeks and then after that you are right back where you started. So if you are looking for a band-aid solution, then this is a good route for you to take but again, I do not endorse or recommend them.
PRP injections - This is when your Doctor takes blood from you and re-injects it back into your damaged extensor tendon in hopes that the "healthy" blood will flush out the "bad" blood and help accelerate the repair process. This has a 50% success rate so you can decide for yourself.
Physical therapy - In my opinion, there is no need to waste your hard earned cash on endless visits to Physio when the exercises they are going to do with you can be found for free online. Save your money and do a bit of research for yourself.
So there you have 5 options for tennis elbow that you should avoid, as it will only end up costing you time and money at the end of the day.
And you will still end up suffering with tennis elbow.
Do your research because getting rid of tennis elbow can take some time but it does not have to cost you alot of money.