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Swollen Elbow Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

Repertory
General Name
Swollen Elbow
Medical Name
Swollen Elbow
Swollen Elbow Symptoms
Swelling in Elbow
Pain in Elbow
Tenderness in Elbow
Inflammation in Elbow
Painful Movement
Pain during extending the Arm
Stiffness in the Elbow
 

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Description

Swollen Elbow is a disease of the Elbow.
Any discomfort in the Elbow that causes swelling is Swollen Elbow.
An Elbow consists of Soft tissues, Ligaments, Tendons, Bones and the Muscles. An injury to or an inflamation of any one of these will cause a swelling.
Olecranon is the hard bone or tip of the Elbow; The part between the tip and overlying skin.
Bursae are small sacs of synovial fluid. They are cushions between the bones, muscles and tendons. They are at or near the joints. They allow muscles and tendons to glide across bones. When the Elbow is continuously rubbed with a table or something, the Bursae become inflamed. This is known as Bursitis.

The first thing to do is to find the cause of a Swollen Elbow. The treatment will depend on the cause. No general treatment can be advised.

Some common causes for a Swollen Elbow are given below.
Bursitis : Inflammation of the Bursae.
Tendonitis : Inflammation of Tendons.
Arthritis : The inflammation of the joints.
Gout : The deposition of uric acid in the form of crystals in the soft tissues is Gout.
Tennis Elbow : An injury to tendons.
These are dealt with separately on this portal. Some specific remedies are advised in the Materia Medica below.

Causes of Swollen Elbow
Gout
Lupus
Sprain
Strain
Injury
Fractures
Arthritis
Dislocation
Tennis Elbow
Golfer's elbow
A bone fracture
Olecranon bursitis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sprain or torn ligament
Torn or damaged cartilage
Septic bursitis or infection of the bursa

If not treated properly, Swollen Elbow may cause
Deformity in the Elbow

Body Part(s)

Elbow

Elbow Diseases

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Materia Medica for Swollen Elbow

Single Herb

Devil's Claw ( Baghnakh ) for Swollen Elbow

If Gout is the cause for a Swollen Elbow then use Devil's Claw.
Take some leaves of Devil's Claw. Prepare a tea with them and drink one cup once a day.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Swollen Elbow

If an Injury is the cause, and you have developed a Tennis Elbow, then use Raisins.
Make a tincture of Golden Raisins with Gin ( Alcohol ). Keep Golden Raisins in Gin for at least 10 days. Eat 10 Raisins early in the morning. Eat continuously for at least one month.

Cinnamon ( Dalchini ) for Swollen Elbow

If your Uric Acid is high and you have developed Gout, try Cinnamon.
Drink a decoction of half a teaspoon of powdered Cinnamon every day for at least 15 days.
Or Chewing Cinnamon sticks is also very effective in Gout.

Potato ( Aalu ) for Swollen Elbow

If you cannot determine the cause of your Swollen Elbow try a local application of Potato.
Use baked Potato ( Aalu ) pack over the painful area. Bake some Potatoes. They will become soft. Slice them. Wrap in a gauze. Tie on the Elbow till the pack becomes cold. Do it once a day for 15 days.

Boswellia for Swollen Elbow

Use gum extract of Boswellia tree for Swollen Elbow. It is easily available in the market under various brands in the form of pills. Take one pill twice a day.
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