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Old 10-30-2018, 01:01 PM
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Default Anyone dealt with tennis elbow?

So its been a nagging pain few a few months now - some days better than others. I just figured that this would eventually go away on it's own
like the majority of the aches and pains we all experience as we get older. This seems to be settling in and gettin' mo worser. If you've had it, did
you do anything to help with it? PT? Cortisone?? Thanks
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:09 PM
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Yes, had it bad a year or so ago, couldn't even pick up a shopping bag with my right arm.
PCP sent me to a sports med doc who gave me one of these.

https://www.performancehealth.com/ba...kaAlLZEALw_wcB

Now I am at the gym every day, zero pain. Try it. She said if this didn't work, PT and a cortisone shot may, but I haven't needed those.
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:15 PM
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I've had it, also golfer's elbow which is on the inner side of the elbow.

I can't say the BandIT helped much other than letting me continue to work out without making it worse.

I also tried the TheraBand, which some rave about. I can't really say it helped.

I got rid of the golfer's elbow by PT - he mostly did electro stim with heat, laser and massage. I went to a different PT with the tennis elbow and didn't really get anywhere so I got a cortisone shot and it went away and has not returned.
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:16 PM
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See a Physical therapist.
I have not had luck with the arm band thingies.
I play and coach ice hockey. combined with typing and all the hobbies I have, I go in and out with tendonitis. I have to do stretches and other things to keep the muscles in my forearm from tightening up and inflaming the elbow.
(the problems is in the forearm, not the elbow, the elbow is the victim and not the problem)

Cortisone is a jump start. But you have to go to PT. Once you feel better, don't stop the PT until they say to stop. you will be well off to continue some of the exercise they give you until you die.
until I die I will be doing back, forearm and groin stretches for fear of reinjure of those areas.

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My doc told me to use a product similar to the above. You can buy them at any drugstore my pain went away after a few weeks \ months, but it does come back on occasion. the key is to put it the right spot to relieve the tension on your tendon.
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Originally Posted by 757SeaHunt View Post
My doc told me to use a product similar to the above. You can buy them at any drugstore my pain went away after a few weeks \ months, but it does come back on occasion. the key is to put it the right spot to relieve the tension on your tendon.
2x. Worked great for me. Take Ibus every day till it goes away also...
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Thanks for all the prompt replies - appreciated. Never heard of the BandIT but for it's low cost it's worth a try and it helped Tim...if not there's PT if this doesn't fade on it's own.
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My orthopedist had me get a band similar to that, but the exercises he prescribed were what made all the difference. After dealing with it for a month or two or three, once I saw the doc on got on the right program It was pretty much gone in a couple weeks and has stayed gone for 5 years now. Don't count on it "fading on it's own"; you don't typically need PT, just the pamphlet with the do it yourself exercises.
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One of those drug store bands and some aleve for a couple of weeks should do the trick. Try not to use it so the inflammation can heal.
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I had it 10 years ago. It's officially called lateral epicondylitis and I got mine from keyboarding all day at work. Saw a sports orthopedist who diagnosed it and prescribed PT. He said, the good news is only 1 in 100 with this diagnosis go to surgery. I went to PT and religiously did all the in clinic and out of clinic exercises. A year later he did surgery on me.

He detached my lateral epicondyl, scraped away calcification to relieve blood flow, reattached the tendon and sewed me up. Haven't had a problem since.
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The maitre'd stretch, look it up. I was put in a cast for three weeks. Whole arm. The right arm. Try wiping lefty some time...
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No tennis elbow but I'm dealing with ulnar nerve entrapment. My God I go from gout to this. I have been using a tens device along with sleeping with a splint to keep from bending the elbow to much when I sleep. When I wake the elbow is so stiff and painful I can't move it. It has slowly started to get better but I think nerve relocation is in my future.
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surgery. stapled the tendon. long rehab. fine since.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:39 PM
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How important is your mobility to you??

When the pain gets too great...you'll either go see a Dr or a Therapist. Either way you will need to see a PT so you might as well start there. A really good one will see how you progress and tailor rehab just right for you. It's not a one size fits all business.

Ask around for best PT in your area. Go there. Do the work. You'll get better!!
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/ACE-Tenni...-pack/19898461

Worked for me and surprisingly fast. It creates a new anchor point for that tendon so the injured end can heal.
Clamp your finger down just below your elbow when you lift a gallon of milk, if that helps the pain then a band should work for you.
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When I have issues with it I talked to my deep tissue massage therapist, she will manually massage / break it up, usually takes care of it, hurts like hell but I'm doing it to myself now before it gets too bad.
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Originally Posted by TimC2520 View Post
Yes, had it bad a year or so ago, couldn't even pick up a shopping bag with my right arm.
PCP sent me to a sports med doc who gave me one of these.

https://www.performancehealth.com/ba...kaAlLZEALw_wcB

Now I am at the gym every day, zero pain. Try it. She said if this didn't work, PT and a cortisone shot may, but I haven't needed those.
This worked for me.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:19 PM
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Cortisone and stop leading with your elbow on your backhand.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:21 PM
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Try the clumsy stranger.

Mine was right at 6 months of pain when I had a long day of physical work. Hammering, carrying, pulling, etc. Sore the next day, but not the same type of pain. Next day I was pain free. Have been since. Accidental PT is what I called it.
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Country boy method but it works... Fill a cooler with ice and water. Dunk that elbow in it and hold it in there as long as you can stand it then go another 30 seconds. I had it, tennis elbow or tendinitis deal. Wore the band for months with little improvement. Ice bath fixed mine. Doesn't cost anything, worth a shot.
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