Tennis elbow generally gets better on its own. However if over-the-counter pain medicines and other self-management measures are not working then following treatments are suggested:
A physical therapist will teach you exercises which can slowly stretch and strengthen your muscles of your forearm.
Surgeries or Other Procedures
- Injections: Botox, platelet-rich plasma, or some forms of irritant are injected by the doctor into the painful tendon.
- Ultrasonic tenotomy (TENEX procedure): In this procedure, a doctor inserts a special needle through the skin into the damaged portion of tendon through ultrasound guidance. Ultrasonic energy vibrates the needle so quickly that the damaged tissue gets liquefied and can be suctioned out.
- Surgery: If your condition is not improved after six to 12 months of non-operative treatment then your doctor may advise you surgery to eliminate the damaged tissue. Surgeries can be done by making a large incision or through tiny incisions.
- Ayurvedic treatments: Dashamoolarishta, Balarishtha, Asthavarga kashaya, Maharasnadi Kashayam and Yogaraja guggulu are the common Ayurvedic medicines used in the treatment of tennis elbow.
- Homeopathic medicines for tennis elbow: Calcarea, Rhus Tox, and Cocculus Indicus are the most common homeopathic medicines for the painful conditions of tennis elbow.
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture treats tennis elbow by allowing natural energy to flow throughout the body.
- Kairali massage: Ksheerabala taila, Bala taila, Sahacharadi taila, Prasarini and Dhanvantara taila are often used in Kairali massage to strengthen the muscles and tendons.
Dietary supplements include amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, herbals and botanicals, and many other products. They are available as capsules, traditional tablets and powders, drinks and energy bars. They are highly beneficial for the maintenance of a good health.
- GLME (Green lipped mussel extract): It is the most effective dietary supplement that can be helpful to treat the condition of tennis elbow. It is extracted from the green lipped mussel which is a shell fish that is grown in the farms of New Zealand.