Tennis elbow is an inflamed (swollen) tendon at the elbow region called tendinitis. This condition feels pain in the elbow region due to excessive stretching and is commonly seen in the age group of 30-50 years. The incidence rate is more in women as compared to males. Tennis elbow occurs when there are overuses of the muscles covering the elbow joint which is often seen when the elbow joint is used in routine practice as it may be a part of the profession. The outer part of the elbow usually becomes sore and tender causing pain because of repeated strenuous movements or injuries already pre-existing that damage the forearm muscles.


Lifting heavy objects, playing continuous tennis, squash, fencing, and cricket. People involved more in gardening, plumbing, brick-laying, writing, typing, chopping, painting, knitting, driving screws, meat cutting, etc may also be affected. Continuous stress and strain to elbow joints by swinging movements as in handling a tennis racket which leads to the constant pull of the muscle leads to minute damage and tearing of the tendon, leading to pain and swelling.


The symptoms of tennis elbow develop gradually with mild pain which slowly worsens over some time. The pain may be radiating and associated with a burning sensation that starts from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and wrist.

Pain starts during extension of the wrist usually seen while trying to grip a bat open a door or while trying to start a car. Pain can also be seen while handling utensils like a fork, knife, or holding toothbrush which may indicate the early symptoms of the disease.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Tennis Elbow

Enough rest should be given to the arm and Panchakarma treatments like Snehana (oleation), Swedana, and oral medications which reduce Vata.

Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic also provides rejuvenation therapies and Pinda Sweda (Hot Medicine Pouch Therapy), Shastika Shali Pinda Swedam (Herbal rice bolus bag), Pizhichil (medicated oil bath), etc. which help to heal the torn tendon and degenerated tissues.

Home Remedies

Application of herbal oil application over the affected part. Rest over the affected area. Avoid Vata increasing food.

Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic will provide tailored custom-made guidelines for diet and lifestyle changes, and strengthening exercises to the affected area.

To find out more about how Ayurveda can help with the above condition, visit Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic or call 0208 907 7902 to book an appointment with an expert Ayurvedic Practitioner.

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