The first thing people think of when they hear “typing” and “pain” together is carpal tunnel syndrome. But people that work at computers all day are also at risk for developing tennis elbow. These daily, often continual wrist and finger movements activate the forearm muscles. Repetitive use can lead to tennis elbow.
Thereof, how do you sit at a computer with tennis elbow?
Start just above the painful area on the outside of the elbow, and using the index and middle fingers of the opposite hand, with firm pressure rub in a side to side motion working over the painful area gradually moving towards the hand.
Keeping this in view, what is the best resting position for tennis elbow?
Sleeping with tennis elbow
To avoid putting strain on your elbow while recovering from tennis elbow, you should sleep on your back and try to keep your arms in a straighter, more natural relaxed position. It helps to prop up each arm on pillows on either side of you.
Should I be off work with tennis elbow?
If you have tennis elbow, you should stop doing activities that strain the affected muscles and tendons. If you use your arms at work to carry out manual tasks, such as lifting, you may need to avoid these activities until the pain in your arm improves.
Workers with tennis elbow have a sporting chance of recovering completely within two to six months, although in some cases the condition may persist for longer. This fact sheet will help you understand this common condition, so that you can assist affected workers back to suitable work as soon as possible.
Try over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or naproxen (Aleve). Ice. Apply ice or a cold pack for 15 minutes three to four times a day.
Stretching exercises are controlled stretches that prevent tennis elbow stiffness and tendon shortening. Gently bend, straighten, and rotate your wrist. If you have increasing pain, slow down or stop the exercises.
Deep tissue massage to the forearm is a very effective method of easing tennis elbow and healing it much faster than rest alone. Deep tissue massage will enhance circulation and combining this with friction therapy to the tendons on the elbow joint, positive results are seen.