Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow – Did you know homeopathy can help? It is that time of year again where we are getting back into our spring and summer sports!
Tennis elbow is an incapacitating condition. It is pain on the outer side of the elbow, caused not only by tennis, but also any other repetitive action that involves flexion of the forearm muscles, like cleaning windows. Golfer’s elbow is identical, but on the inner side of the elbow. It often responds extremely well to Ruta graveolens, which is a remedy that affects the insertion of tendons into the periosteum of the bones. Ruta has exactly the same modalities as Rhus tox, ie better for heat, stiffness after rest, better on gradual movement, but has different tissue affinities – tendons and periosteum rather than muscle. There are other remedies that can also help and don’t forget to use these remedies under the guidance of a Homeopath!