Treatment Options for Elbow Pain
I.C.E. DOWN Ice Wraps
Elbow pain can make everything you do difficult and painful. You may find it difficult to put an end to elbow pain because it is so difficult to rest the injury. However, you can get relief from the pain and implement an exercise program that will restore strength and range of motion, stopping the cycle of elbow pain. I.C.E. DOWN can help.
I.C.E. for Elbow injuries
Immediately after an elbow injury, I.C.E. can relieve your pain and put you on the road to healing. I.C.E. stands for ice, compression, and elevation.
You may need to rest the injured elbow for up to three days, and after that you will need to avoid the activity which caused the injury until it has fully healed, but you will want to start exercising around the injury as soon as possible.
Ice the injury as soon as possible, an continue icing for around 15 minutes every hour on the day of injury. For the next two or three days you will want to ice the injury every three or four hours.
Compression controls the swelling and helps immobilize the elbow. I.C.E. DOWN ice wraps for elbows provide your ice and compression.
Keeping the elbow elevated above the level of your heart helps the fluids flow away from the injury, reducing swelling and removing toxins and waste products from the area.
Icing at the Onset of Pain
Elbow pain can come on gradually. You will be much better off if you treat the pain as soon as you notice it. That does not mean popping pills. Pain is often the first sign of inflammation, such as in tennis elbow, setting in. You can bring down the inflammation and minimize the damage by icing your elbow right away.
Icing also brings down the inflammation caused by arthritis of the elbow. No matter what the cause of your elbow pain, cold therapy gives you relief by numbing the area and slowing down the nerve impulses so that fewer pain signals are sent to your brain. It is much easier to control the pain by treating it before it becomes intense, than by trying to bring it down once it is raging.
Exercise for Elbow Pain
If you suffer from tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, or ligament injury, exercise is the ultimate solution. Stretching improves your flexibility and circulation, for a healthier elbow. Poor circulation is a common culprit in elbow pain because of the natural design of your elbow area. Range of motion and strengthening exercises restore the use of your elbow and protect it from future injury.
I.C.E. DOWN ice wraps can make you comfortable enough to perform elbow exercises, and you can keep them on hand during activities which may aggravate elbow pain, so that if you do overdo it, you can ice your elbow right away.
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