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Tennis Elbow is a Pain

November 05, 2014 March 23, 201721 Comments

Camp Wander
Aches , Wellness
Isn't it amazing how a spot of irritation can rule your whole day?  Tennis Elbow is a common complaint from weekend warriors to cubicle cuties it's no respecter of persons but, the pain of it all can be relieved naturally and affordably.  Try this first before considering something more drastic like a shot of cortisone that can break down joint health long term. Tennis elbow is a painful condition located around the protruding bone on the outside of the elbow (see red spot in photo).  It results from overuse of the forearm muscles, and is a form of tendinitis.  Despite its common name, it is usually a result of activities other than tennis.  The muscles that attach to the outer side of the elbow pass along the back of the forearm and wrist, and act to extend the wrist.  With repetitive or strenuous activity, the point where these muscles attach to bone becomes damaged and inflamed, and hurts! Symptoms to look for:
  • Pain on the outer side of the elbow and down the forearm, especially with use of the hand.
  • Tenderness (and sometimes swelling) over the bone on the outer side of the elbow.
  • Pain is especially noticed when lifting with palm facing the floor, or with the grip of a healthy handshake.

If you're pretty certain it's a tendon issue reach for Lemongrass.  I like Lemongrass for tendons as it's somewhat warming and has anti-inflammatory properties. "Lemongrass extracts have a beneficial effect on the inflammatory actions of cytokines, which are the signaling molecules through which the cells communicate and respond in the body. Studies have shown that lemongrass exerts anti-inflammatory action and its constituents such as citral may be the cause behind its inhibitory effects on cytokine production." (Source) I will usually layer Lemongrass with pure Birch or Peppermint essential oil in a bit of Naked Salve as both are analgesics that can aid in pain relief and help drive the Lemongrass a little deeper into tissue.  An icy cold elbow bath is in order too, here's my favorite Tennis Elbow protocol that's worked for me.


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    The Recipe

    Tennis Elbow is a Pain

    Halloween cauldron blend

    Nerve pain relief naturally


    May 10, 2017 at 11:45am

    I have golfers elbow, the other side of the elbow. Would protocal be the same??

    Cindy Bryant

    May 10, 2017 at 11:45am

    I have golfers elbow as well so glad to see it’s the same thing. what can I use for Plantar Fasciitis..please advise on what I can use


    May 10, 2017 at 11:45am

    hi wondering would it help with osteoarthritis in the hands?


    May 10, 2017 at 11:45am

    Good morning, I wonder if this would be great for corpatunel?
    Thank you so much for the information you share! Oils are the greatest,!


    May 10, 2017 at 11:45am

    Thank you!! Very timely!! I love your blog… so helpful!

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