Tennis Elbow is generally a chronic problem, in your case it's still either in the acute stage and or its a chronic condition that is irritated.
You should seek medical attention for it. Either a Rehabilitation clinic or Physical therapist office. You may need to see your MD to get a referal for your insurance to cover it.
Here's some things to be done until you can get into see them.
1. Apply ice to the area several times a day. Ice should be applied no more than 20 minutes. After applying the ice don't apply any more for at least an hour.
(If Ice seems to irritate it then switch to moist heat and see how that goes)
2. In acute cases activities that involve grasping, pinching, and fine finger movement must be restricted. [The area a brace/splint should be applied to most likely is the wrist, hand, and fingers and not necessarily the elbow. Since the muscles that move those areas originate in the forearm/elbow.(the brace should be obtained from they place where you are getting therapy from).] In chronic cases strong repetitive, grasping activities, such as hammering and or tennis (hence the name) must be restricted until little or no pain upon straightening arm. In chronic cases a bracing cuff is worn around the forearm near the elbow.
A few times a day the brace/splint should be removed and the wrist should be moved up and down slowly and gently and the elbow straightened gently so mobility isn't lost.
3.When mobility is lost in the elbow (less Range of Motion) a deep friction massage across (not up or down the arm) the muscle and tendon area around your elbow needs to be done.
When in Physical therapy they should use
1.High Volt Galvanic electric stimulation (acute)
2.Ultrasound (underwater)(acute and chronic).
3.light stretches and other movement activities as you progress.
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