Tennis elbow is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. It cause by playing tennis or other racquet sports. However, several other sports and activities can also put you at risk. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
On the basis of its sign and symptoms, tennis elbow can be correlated with the condition of Snayugata Vata described in Ayurveda. S. Vata is developed when the vata dosha aggravates due to atichesta, ativyayam, etc. and gets localized in snayu of kurpara sandhi. The vayu responsible for this function, that is, vyanvayu is ultimately unable to carry out the function of kurpara sandhi (elbow joint) and hasta pradesha (forearm) smoothly. The features such as pain, stiffness, restricted movement, etc. develop in this region.
Approximately 80% to 95% of patients have success with nonsurgical treatment. The first step toward recovery is to give your arm proper rest. This means that you will have to stop participation in sports or heavy work activities for several weeks. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin or ibuprofen reduce pain and swelling.