Self Treatment of Tennis Elbow, Discussed by Dr. Barwise in GQ Magazine

GQ Magazine has published a very well-informed article on self treatment of tennis elbow & many common repetitive-strain injuries caused by underlying inflammation.

This week we’re looking at some common musculoskeletal problems. Many of these conditions can be self-treated with some standard soft tissue injury advice, but knowing when your symptoms could represent a serious problem requiring more specialist assessment and treatment can be difficult.  Also, once an injury has been sustained understanding the likely triggers that can predispose you to further problems is important.

Dr. Alison Barwise

You can read the article in its entirety on

Dr. Barwise’s suggestions mirror the consensus here at Tennis Elbow Central for the most effective self-treatment of tennis elbow and related ailments:

  • Protect the area.
  • Rest.
  • Ice.
  • Compression.
  • Elevation.
  • Analgesia.

When discussing analgesic treatment solutions. Dr. Barwise highlights the dangers of painkillers, especially for long-term treatment of a chronic condition like tennis elbow. The other option she mentions – anti-inflammatories – have long been a favorite treatment among tennis players and repetitive-strain sufferers alike.

Free of harmful side-effects and safe for long-term use, Penetrex Topical Pain Relief Cream has become the most highly-reviewed tennis elbow treatment here at Tennis Elbow Treatment.