Health,beauty & fitness 12 Monday, 10 August 2009 London Lite Askthe pharmacist... tennis elbow Boots pharmacist Angela Chalmers answers your health queries. What causes it? Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, occurs when tendons connecting the muscles in the forearm to the bones around the elbow joint become inflamed, typically as a result of strenuous overuse of the forearm. The main symptoms are pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow and difficulty fully extending the arm. The pain usually lasts between six and 12 weeks and can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. Tennis elbow most commonly occurs in adults aged between 30 and 50. What can I do? in most cases, tennis elbow will clear up by itself but treatment may improve symptoms more quickly. Resting the affected arm is essential. Painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen may help. ibuprofen creams or gels are also an option. For those prone to tennis elbow, wearing a support bandage during strenuous upper-body activity is a good idea. if your condition is particularly painful, your GP may recommend a steroid jab or physiotherapy. Products to consider: Elastoplast sports tennis Elbow support (18.99) helps take the strain for elbow and forearm. Boots Paracetamol 500mg capsules (1.29 for 16) can help provide pain relief. Nurofen Gel Maximum strength (5.99 for 30g) gives targeted pain relief. The best... body scrubs Energising Body Scrub, 200ml, 12.25, Liz Earle Lathers well and leaves skin feeling smooth. Coconut Frosting Salt Scrub, 652g, 21.60, Philosophy at John Lewis Smells as tasty as the name suggests, and skin already feels softer and smoother after only one use. Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow, 410g, 35, Elemis Smells good enough to eat. Soap & Glory Scrub Actually Body Scrub, 200ml, 4.33, Boots Cheeky retro- look as well as yummy smell. Good solid scrub. Almond Delicious Paste, 200ml, 23.50, LOccitane Leaves skin smooth and moisturised, with a subtle almond fragrance. Blood Orange + White Pepper Sugar Scrub, 330g, 28, Bliss Gorgeous fruit smell. Coriander Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub, 20.55, Kiehls Very gentle exfoliator -- good for sensitive skins. Leaves skin feeling super- fresh and soft. now you can enjoy treatments, BY Stephanie hirSchmiller Beauty salonsto bopand shopin U s girls are well acquainted with the benefits of multitasking to ensure we keep looking and feel- ing our best. Cue a new generation of concept beauty salons across the capital offering a multilayered service to discerning beauty addicts. so, whether you want a fashion fix with your facial, lingerie with your leg wax or simply to be serenaded while you get your highlights done, theres a hybrid store out there that will cater to your every whim. Heres our pick of the best... Lost In Beauty salon and vintage store A one-stop shop where Victorian apothecary meets beauty salon, meets vintage clothes emporium. BEAUTY Products with a natural bent -- rEN, rodial, rMK, Phyto, Becca -- and chemical-free Butter london nail varnishes. TREATMENTS Make-up is by georgie Hamed, who paints the faces of Amy Winehouse and Naomi Campbell. Manicures are by Jenny longworth, who has tended to the talons of Beyonc. she uses the brand-new Minx coating (from 35), which is sealed in with heat and available in anything from leopard print to fishnet. Threading is 17 and make-up application and tuition costs 30-150. FASHION Vintage clothes, bags and accessories. Dont miss Fifties-style hats by milliner sarah Marshall and make-up bags by Pearl lowe. 117 Regents Park Road, Primrose Hill, NW1, 020 7586 4411, lostinbeauty.com Strip waxingandlingerie Luxury waxing salons-cum-lingerie boutiques in Chelsea and notting Hill. WAXING You might think youre entering a lingerie store, but upstairs are six individually decorated treatment rooms in a range of hues, where youll experience a practically painless hot lycon wax in a colour and fragrance to match. Bikini waxing starts at 22. The Bollywood bikini wax, 65, incorporates index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html