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tennis elbow

torontobarfly

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anyone had any experience treating tennis elbow? i bought one of those jell pacs that you can heat up or toss in the freezer but not sure which way to go. seeing my doc on tuesday about it but until then thought maybe someone had some experience with it and if they treated it with a hot or cold pac...or both

thanks
 
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DoubleDown

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torontobarfly said:
anyone had any experience treating tennis elbow? i bought one of those jell pacs that you can heat up or toss in the freezer but not sure which way to go. seeing my doc on tuesday about it but until then thought maybe someone had some experience with it and if they treated it with a hot or cold pac...or both

thanks


I bet kuba knows...

I myself have no idea and am currently battling a bad case of bowlers ankle.
 

Lurker

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I didn't know you could get tennis elbow from hoisting beers, Craig :p

j/k

Muscle & joint pain sucks.
 

torontobarfly

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Lurker said:
I didn't know you could get tennis elbow from hoisting beers, Craig :p

j/k

Muscle & joint pain sucks.

i did it trying to hoist a keg like a beer mug...seemed like a bright thing to do at the time. this is what happens when you get old and brittle
 

vinder

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i used to have tennis elbow for years, it hurts like a bitch. cold is for swelling, heat is for muscle soreness. i'm not really sure what it falls under. i just used to yell a lot.
 
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basketballjones

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tendonitis sucks balls, nothing will help it other than just leaving your arm alone, dont do ANYTHING with it
heating aind cold dont do shit my dr said
 

judge wopner

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i deal with alot of people that have tendonitis, the ones that are cured tend to deal with it quickly upfront w/ lots of good physio, regular icing after activity, and basically slowing down use of the affected joint for a long time, going in gradual stages using it repetitively.

theres no magic cure for tendonitis, it comes about from overuse or a soft tissue injury, and takes time to heal.

cold after activity, heat before.

J
 

torontobarfly

TRIBE Member
judge wopner said:
i deal with alot of people that have tendonitis, the ones that are cured tend to deal with it quickly upfront w/ lots of good physio, regular icing after activity, and basically slowing down use of the affected joint for a long time, going in gradual stages using it repetitively.

theres no magic cure for tendonitis, it comes about from overuse or a soft tissue injury, and takes time to heal.

cold after activity, heat before.

J

thanks
 
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KiX

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haha i was like oh shit here we go again... bottom line i'd go see a physiotherapist/chiro/or RMT, they'll be able to assess you, determine what's really up and what stage it's at, and give you (hopefully) the correct treatment protocol. you can't determine that from a messageboard, simple. in the mean time, ice if it's painful, heat if it's not.... (get assessed tho!)

here's a live action shot from the last tendonitis thread... (i'm in white)
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=tina=
 

KiX

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np dude have things resolved for the time being?? remember it's important to keep up with stretching and strengthening during your non-painful flareups (make sure your wrist flexors are balanced in terms of strength with your wrist extensors to minimize stress over the joint) esp. if you have a tendancy towards tendonitis. seen?

=tina=
 

KiX

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judge wopner said:
cold after activity, heat before.

J

no heat if it's currently painful/inflamed!! you should be resting the muscles during acute flareups and allowing them to heal.
 
KiX said:
np dude have things resolved for the time being?? remember it's important to keep up with stretching and strengthening during your non-painful flareups (make sure your wrist flexors are balanced in terms of strength with your wrist extensors to minimize stress over the joint) esp. if you have a tendancy towards tendonitis. seen?

=tina=

Things seem resolved for now. I'm trying to take things easy while moving everything to the new place, and the use of a dolly has really taken a lot of stress off of the joints. :)

Understood and thanks again. :)
 
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digitalpimp

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I used to play junior tennis and I had a severe case of tennis elbow once. You can do the hot/cold/ibuprofen thing, but ultimately the only total cure is to rest it for an extended period of time.

AFTER it gets better, I would recommend strengthing your forearm muscles via exercise (forearm curls/reverse curls/hammer curls) to prevent it from happening again. Most importantly, try to change whatever caused it in the first place. I know this sounds obvious, but if you're using your arm for a motion it is not ready to handle, you'll pay. I got it from actually playing tennis, and my forehand was way to wristy (usually not good), so I completely overhauled my stroke and had no more problems.

Yeah, heat all night long (heating pad) helped a lot. It increases blood flow to the damaged ligaments.

Get well soon!
 
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