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A 33-year-old male asked:

i have golfers elbow snd a doctor told me to get a special strap for golfers elbow will this cure it or is there a cure for this?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Strap: The strap might help. You can ice it and avoid things that flare and hurt it like golf and other repetitive motions. It can be injected with numbing medications and steroids and some people get relief from this.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

I was diagnosed with golfers elbow a week ago and haven't played since last winter?

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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Not always from golf: Golfers elbow is just a common term for medial epicondylitis. It is an over-use syndrome and golf is only one of the possible causes. Treatment may include rest, ice, physical therapy, nsaid's and occasionally a steroid injection.
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A 48-year-old male asked:

How do I find a good physiotherapist. I have "golfers elbow" that just won't go away

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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EPICONDYLITIS: I feel your pain. As an avid hacker, i've had it in both elbows. This is an extremely frustrating condition to have, but also to treat. Here's the long and short of it- take ibuprofen, 600-800 mgs 3x a day with food. Ice it for 10-15 mins several x a day, do the whole alphabet, capital letters with your wrist on top of a desk 2-3x a day. See adoctor if no better after 2 weeks. Elbow band good 2.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Acute golfers elbow. Help?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
The sooner you: The sooner you'll be able to return to your usual activities. 1-rest. Put your golf game or other repetitive activities on hold until the pain is gone. 2-ice the affected area. 3-take an over-the-counter pain reliever.(aleeve or advil). 4-reduce the load on your elbow. 5-possible injection. 6-return to your game.
Dr. Michael Umanoff
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Treatments include rest and PT. Do not advise the use of steroid injections due to accelerated breakdown of the tendons. Tenex procedure is a good option.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Golfers elbow and twangy feeling. Is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Common: Common, not normal.
A 33-year-old member asked:

I have golfers elbow and need help, what to do?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Anti-inflammatory: Limit exercise for2 weeks. If not allergic, use over the country anti-inflammatory medication such as aleve (naproxen) 2-3 times daily and a pull on neoprene elbow brace. I f not improved in 2 weeks - orthopedics and if reddened - go to er.

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