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A 33-year-old female asked:

I think i have tennis elbow and it hurts when i lift heavy objects with my hand. so i went to the local pharmacy store and bought a brace for it. but after two weeks of every day use the pain is not getting bette i'm worried that it might get worse?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Pettrone
Sports Medicine 52 years experience
Stretch and ice: Stretch forearem ms, wrist curls with 3 lb wt., ice after. Avoid lifting with palm down.
Dr. Gregg Vagner
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Braces variable: The brace you are describing is called a counterforce brace and they actually have a pretty low response rate. So, you are not alone in your frustration with these braces. The first line of treatment is always stretching exercises along with avoiding lifting with the palm down. You can add nsaids. If this doesnt help, i would see a health care professional.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Note to Healthtsp--please change the picture please.
Dec 10, 2012
Dr. Gregg Vagner
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Provided original answer
Haha! Wrong braces!
Dec 10, 2012

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