Tennis elbow is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of muscles in the arm, forearm, and hand, which results in elbow pain. This is a common injury among tennis players, hence the name. Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area, called the lateral epicondyle, of the elbow. When diagnosed in its early stages, tennis elbow is usually relatively easy to treat successfully. However, if the condition is left unchecked over time, it may require surgery to correct.
Cryotherapy is proving to be one of the best tennis elbow treatments available. Using cryotherapy to treat tennis elbow involves wearing a special cuff over the elbow, applying a cold compress to the elbow in a controlled manner to minimize pain and reduce swelling. When you sustain an injury, your blood vessels can rupture, causing blood cells and other fluids tend to seep under the skin. This ultimately results in bruising and swelling. Cryotherapy decreases these symptoms and eliminates inflammation in the affected area.
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