I need to know if any good ointment , gel or oil i can use for both thee issues?
i am using voltaren gel, iodex, tiger balm plus, voren plus gel, and tried few others. all give temp relief. did course of etoricoxib 90 mg for 10 days again no use and got really bad side effects.
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If its a diagnosed case of tennis elbow they need to be healed thlammedthen any gel/oil will give some temporary relief and a psychological diversion from pain for a short period of time as the muscles are stretched or inflammed and they need to be healed first and then strengthened.
go to a physiotherapist and take the treament.Ultrasonic therapy helps in healing of muscle stretched or inflamed,Wax therapy increases blood circulation and helps in relieving pain,Exercises will increase the muscle strength.Do it for at least 2-3 weeks.You will get the relief for sure.......in chronic cases ,if not responding(no relief at all) after taking physiotherapy,need to take hydrocortisone injection.
Avoid repeated and frequent movements with the affected hand.avoid weight lifting and cold exposure,use tennis elbow support while working
Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
9 yrs exp
Ointment used by you will only help in temperally pain relief. Only using ointment will not the complet treatment. It depends on sevearity level of tenis elbow that you need only physiotherapy or you need medicine and physiotherapy both. In physiotherapy dry nedling, resisted training, laser, mobilization, ultrasound like many more procedure available. Thease are tecnique will help you to cure. Consult to physio.
Tablets and superficial application of gel is not going to help at all cause the issue is mechanical. So you will need to get a detailed diagnosis of the issue ? It could be from the neck since the nerves come from the neck or local elbow problem or bad mechanics of sleeping sitting playing sports.
Get a cervical xray and meet a physiotherapist who is specialising in manual therapy or mckenzie techniques.
Also do ice fermentation as soon as possible and as often as possible it will bring down the discomfort.