TENS 3000 Management for Tennis Elbow
You don´t have to play tennis to suffer from tennis elbow, but you don´t have to make the kind of money that Rafael Nadal makes either in order to afford treatment for this condition. Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is the most frequent condition that affects the elbow, and is characterized by soreness and tenderness. Treatment may include drugs and even surgery, but if you experience tennis elbow, and it´s not a very severe case, you might want to give the TENS 3000 pain management unit a shot at it, provided that your doctor agrees.
The symptoms of tennis elbow include pain on the outer part of the elbow, point tenderness over the lateral epicondyle, pain from gripping and wrist movements, pain from activities that extend the wrist muscles, and morning stiffness. Other signs may be radiating pain from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and wrist, forearm weakness, painful handshake grip, and being unable to hold heavy objects. Tennis elbow may be caused by overexertion due to repetition of movements that put stress on the tissue and may lead to small tears in the forearm muscles tendons and bony prominences at the outside of the elbow.
A poorly done backhand stroke while playing the tennis may be the trigger behind lateral epicondylitis, but other activities such as using plumbing tools, painting, driving screws, and cutting meat can also be risk factors. Age, occupation and practicing other racket sports can increase the risk of experiencing this condition too. The potential outcome of not treating tennis elbow is chronic pain, in particular when lifting or gripping items. Even if that were the case though, that would be all the more reason to resort to a TENS 3000 unit, since this device is especially designed to relive chronic pain.
As they say, prevention is the best medicine, and tennis elbow may be prevented by reducing playing time when injured or in pain, staying in good shape in general, strengthening forearm muscles, using customized equipment, using proper techniques, avoiding repetition, putting on ice for 15 minutes 3-4 times each day, and resting from activities that can worsen elbow pain. Failing all of that, you can ask your physician to see if he or she can prescribe the use of a TENS 3000 machine to alleviate tennis elbow.