You also need to strengthen the muscles around the elbow with proper
physical conditioning. You need to focus on all the muscles of the
forearm and make them stronger.
Using light weights, dumbbell or a weight
ball are good to start strengthen the forearm and elbow. Using a
weighed ball shift from hand to hand finishing with an bicep curl. You
can also do a wrist flexion. Place your forearm off the edge of a
table with your palm face up. Slowly do a wrist curl and return to the
starting position using a light dumbbell to start. You can take a
tennis ball and squeeze it this helps strengthen the forearm area. You
need to make sure you warm up properly and stretch the wrist and
forearm to help prevent further injuries.
Injuries such as tennis elbow are caused by
repetitive throwing type motions or the impact of the tennis ball with
the racquet. If your elbow area is not strong enough to absorb the
impact it can cause an injury. If you are having pain, swelling or a
snapping sound in the elbow this could be a sign that your elbow is
injured. You need to ice the area and consult with a doctor.
You can live with
Arthritis is something some of us have to
live with. It is painful and inflicts us as we get older. Here are
some steps that we can take to ease arthritis discomfort and joint
pain. There is no cure for arthritis but coping techniques will leave
you more active and in control of your activities.
First make sure to check with your doctor
on what medications you can take that will help with the joint pain.
If you suffer from sever arthritis make sure to plan your day.
Schedule the most demanding tasks first so you will have the greatest
amount of energy. Try and avoid activities that put strain on your
fingers and joints. make sure to use the palms of your hands when you
have to lift an object. Make sure to keep any heavy lifting to a
minimum. Do not lock your joints for long periods of time. Relax and
stretch your body as much as possible.
When it is possible use your arms to carry
out an activity, such as pushing open a heave door with the side of
your body. If you have a task that can be done sitting down do that
instead of standing.
You should replace round handles and
doorknobs with long handles they will require a less stressful grip.
You can tape a layer of foam around the handles of rakes, shovels, pens
, pencils and other household tools. make sure to use electric
appliances to do the work for you this will help with any joint pain
in your fingers.
Lower your storage areas so you don't have
to strain your leg joints or climb on foot stools. You can also buy a
hand gripper for items that are hard to pick up. If you have to climb
stairs lead with your stronger leg and on the way down lead weaker
leg. If you are working outside in the yard use a stool rather then
stooping over especially if you have lower back pain from arthritis. For more information and help contact your
local Arthritis Foundation.
This book provides hard-earned, practical, detailed information that
is critical for successful healing of arthritis, but that has never
been collected before in one book. Without this information many
people with arthritis will not get well. The information is organized
into a well-researched, easy-to-follow plan for getting well again and
includes case histories of people with dramatic and lasting
recoveries. it focuses not just with coping with the symptoms of
arthritis, but on correcting its underlying causes using proven
alternative medicine and pain management techniques.