- methods for treating inflammation of the elbow
epicondylitis of the elbow is called the inflammatory process that occurs in the area of the elbow joint, namely, in the placewhere the muscles are attached to the bones of the forearm.
As a rule, do not inflame the tendons themselves.Epicondylitis of the elbow joint is a secondary disease.More than others may be subject to the development of the disease agricultural workers, builders and athletes.The disease is caused by a large number of committed repetitive hand movements (flexion and extension), while overtaxing joint.That is why the right hand is usually affected, which the majority is working.As a result, we can say that the main cause of the disease is overloaded tendons and related recurring microtrauma elbow.
epicondylitis of the elbow can be:
lateral (outside).In this case, inflamed tendons and muscles of the forearm situated on the outside - at the poi
medial (inner) .Harakterizuetsya inflammation of the muscles responsible for the movements of the hand (flexor and extensor), that is, the inside of the elbow joint - medial department.They call this kind of disease, "golfer's elbow" .Vstrechaetsya it is much more likely than the lateral.
Symptoms usually expressed
disease has no symptoms.When inflammation of the tendons, the patient may complain of pain, which in the initial stage is expressed rather weakly, but it can be attributed to the strictly localized.
If the joint to provide the load, the acute pain may appear.At the time of his elbow free movement any discomfort is usually not felt.It is this trait is determining and distinctive from diseases arising after the injury.
methods for treating inflammation of the elbow
First of all, I want to remind you that the appearance of pain in the elbow should consult a specialist and do not try to treat the disease alone.Its symptoms can be similar to other diseases of the joints, tendons and so on, so it is important to establish an accurate diagnosis, according to which the doctor can accurately determine with how to treat the disease.
Unfortunately, patients usually go to the doctor only after a sufficient period of time after the first symptoms, that is, when the inflammatory process is already transferred to the progressive form, which greatly complicates the treatment.
If a patient asked for help at the initial stage, the doctor will recommend him to just limit the joint execution of the movements that caused the disease.Due to the damaged muscles and tendons to rest and recover their shape.If the disease is accompanied by a sharp pain on the joints have to impose a retaining rail.
In the case of education against a background of inflammation microtrauma, the affected area will need to apply ice.Very useful for the recovery of motor functions to perform specific exercises that will have on the muscles and tendons stimulating effect.You can also combine with exercise therapy massages.
very well to treatment with compresses prepared with folk remedies.It can be various herbal, propolis, blue clay, and many other drugs of natural origin.Also for the preparation of homemade ointments and solutions for applications commonly used foods: green tea, olive oil and butter, milk, bay leaf, honey and so on.
Drug therapy involves the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, including in the form of ointments, which can have a very good analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.If the disease is started, you have to take drugs more potent.In addition, often demands an acute form of the blockade - intramuscular administration of pain medication.Generally, this procedure involves a single holding, and it is prescribed only when ointments have the desired effect.
If the blockage does not help, it can help relieve the pain shock wave therapy.Furthermore, in the case of completely neglected diseases may be assigned to a surgical operation, during which the source of inflammation could be removed entirely.