Instead: TIP ONE: Warm your elbow/forearm up at night before bedtime to at least slow down the stiffening effect, perhaps by... TIP TWO: Wear a loose-fitting neoprene sleeve over the elbow area at night – Or a ‘leg warmer’ – OR a couple of layers... TIP THREE: Get up and heat your elbow area with ...
Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a condition that can cause arm pain and other symptoms. These symptoms could be keeping you up at night, and the way you’re sleeping could be one reason for this. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to sleep better with lateral epicondylitis.
Elbow pain while sleeping is usually a sign of tennis elbow where your extensor tendon that attaches at your elbow has suffered a small micro tear. If you sleep with your arm fully extended or straight, this puts tension and strain on your forearm extensor muscles and extensor tendon.
The pain of tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist. Rest and over-the-counter pain relievers often help relieve tennis elbow.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. But several other sports and activities can also put you at risk. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow.
Joshua Answers: Your doctor gets points for saying what he said about you wearing a Tennis Elbow brace. Will wearing it at night fix the problem? Maybe. Probably not. If this is the first time you have had any pain, rest and night splint to keep the muscles from working/shortening all night just may do the trick.
This extra pressure on your arm is the last thing you need. Blood flow is already low enough to the connective tissues. When you sleep on your side and put pressure on your upper and lower arms, you reduce blood flow even more. And it’s even worse at night only because you may be in that position for hours.
Tennis elbow may be caused by: Improper backhand stroke. Weak shoulder and wrist muscles. Using a tennis racket that is too tightly strung or too short. Other racquet sports, like racquetball or squash. Hitting the ball off center on the racket, or hitting heavy, wet balls. However, many people who suffer from tennis elbow do not play tennis.