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15 Elbow Pain Home Remedies

Elbow pain is a common complaint in many people. It would be caused by different reasons, such as physical injuries, strains, muscle overuse, or arthritis. Those people who often play golf, tennis, or do anything that involves throwing movements tend to be at a higher risk. Fortunately, you would relieve the pain and discomfort with some simple treatments. Below are 15 effective home remedies for elbow pain that you should know.

Cold Therapy

A simple way to relieve elbow pain is to apply an ice pack to the affected area. All you need to do is to wrap a cold compress, ice pack, or a bag of frozen corn or peas in a towel and put on your elbow. Hold the pack in place for at least 15 minutes to help alleviate your discomfort. The cold would constrict the blood vessels and result in temporary relief. Do this several times during the day. Avoid applying ice to the bare skin because it would cause skin damage and frostbite. This home remedy is particularly effective for fresh injuries. [1]