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    Tennis Elbow

    OK guys, here's my problem. Somehow, exact method unknown, I have developed tennis elbow. I'm currently coping via ibuprofen, Icy Hot, and one of those arm bands. When it's flaring up it feels like someone is driving a dull nail right into my funny bone nerve (can't think of the real name of the thing right now.) Anyone have any advice?

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    yep, alcohol does help but can't really use it while working.

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    The wife has it. She just finished her 13th and final PT visit. If insurance will cover it (not all the cost of course) and you want it repaired correctly, physical therapy will help best. No pills, just exercise for the immediate area of pain. Good luck.
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    Sorry you developed tennis elbow. Maybe you could see a doctor about it if it doesn't go away soon. Hope you feel better quickly!

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    I'm having good luck so far with just not using it for now. Can't afford PT so just seeing what I can do about healing it, then strengthening it.
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    It's an overuse injury; rest is part of the cure. Ice and/or heat as it takes to either relieve the pain or relax the muscle can help. I developed a tendonitis in my forearm over a year ago; it's just recently really been healed -- in that I don't reaggravate it weekly.

    You may also want to take a look at how you move; you're doing something that inflamed the joint, and it's probably in the way you're doing something simple that you aren't even aware of.
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    Hope you're feeling better soon, Ducky!




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    This has happened to me a couple of times. In fact just last week, picking up a heavy object at an awkward angle is how I did mine. With my job it is hard to rest the elbow for any length of time. The exercises and the strap/band and ibuprofen is what got me through it.
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    (I heard rubbing the area with fresh rosemary helps too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post


    (I heard rubbing the area with fresh rosemary helps too.)
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    I had it in both elbows at the same time. I finally had to get cortisone shots in both elbows twice before it went away completely.
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