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What is done for lateral epicondylitis?

What is done for  lateral epicondylitis?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read more

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Tennis Elbow (Definition)

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What sort of exercises can I do to stay fit when recovering from lateral epicondylitis?

What sort of exercises can I do to stay fit when recovering from lateral epicondylitis?

Avoid arm exercises: You can certainly do aerobic exercises involving your legs as hard as you would like you can run, bike, or swim. You can do leg weight exercises stay away from exercises involving your arms until your elbow pain goes away. If you don't rest it, it probably wont go away. ...Read more

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What would happen if I continue the activities that cause pain due to my lateral epicondylitis?

What would happen if I continue the activities that cause pain due to my lateral epicondylitis?

Rest required.: The inflammation will not resolve, the pain will continue, and you may end up with a worse injury or condition. Usually pain from inflammation is a sign to rest the area and allow healing to take place. Ice to the area while protecting the skin with a towel for 15 minutes two to three times a day may help. Elbow compression may help some. There is no substitute for the body's natural healting. ...Read more

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How long should I take a break from sports if I have lateral epicondylitis?

How long should I take a break from sports if I have lateral epicondylitis?

Epicondylitis: 2-4 weeks. take anti inflammatories. concentrate on wrist extension exercises/stretches. ...Read more

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Have anyone ever cured tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis )?

Yes: Most patients return to normal function, no pain. 90% improve without surgery using nsaids, tennis elbow strap, ot, cortisone injections. Only 10% require surgery. If diagnosis correct, 90% of surgical results good/excellent. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get lateral epicondylitis in both elbows from swinging a baseball bat?

Is it possible to get lateral epicondylitis in both elbows from swinging a baseball bat?

Possible?: Yes, most things are possible. But, if it is occuring, I would check on your swing..... ...Read more

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I am a high school baseball player with symptoms of lateral epicondylitis. The symptoms have lasted about a week. What should I do to treat this?

I am a high school baseball player with symptoms of lateral epicondylitis. The symptoms have lasted about a week. What should I do to treat this?

Avoid power grip: Assuming u want to continue to compete in baseball; ask your parent if u can start a weeks worth of Ibuprofen and avoid any 'power grip' activities. ( weight lifting free weights esp.). If not better see your physician . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Tennis elbow: No the surgery is not too painful. It can be done through a small incision or an arthroscope as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Is surgery effective to fix chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?

Is surgery effective to fix chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?

Yes: If the diagnosis is correct, and the procedure is done correctly, you should expect significant improvements in pain and function in 90-95% of cases. Find an experienced elbow surgeon. ...Read more

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

What are symptoms of epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

Lateral Epi...: "symptoms of tennis elbow include pain localized on the outside of the elbow, weak grip strength, and pain with specific motions (picking up a gallon of milk, turning a door knob, or holding a cup of coffee). There are surgical and non surgical treatment options for tennis elbow. Non surgical options include:.. " for more info please visit -http://drmarkgalland.Com/tennis-elbow/. ...Read more

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How soon can I drive after having surgery for lateral and medial epicondylitis on the left elbow?

How soon can I drive after having surgery for  lateral and medial epicondylitis on the left elbow?

When to drive: As soon as you are off pain medications etc., and the doctor clears you for that activity. ...Read more

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How long does it take for severe epicondylitis (lateral) to heal?

How long does it take for severe epicondylitis (lateral) to heal?

Months: Severe lat epicondylitis or tennis elbow needs to be treated with occasional steroid injections, counterforce bracing and exercise. Sometimes a wrist splint helps. Some doctors have found prp helpful. If all fails and you have tried conservative treatment for 6-12 months than surgery should help. ...Read more

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What to do if I injured the inside of my elbow (medial epicondylitis)?

What to do if I injured the inside of my elbow (medial epicondylitis)?

Physical Therapy: Medial epicondylitis is typically treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, an elbow strap with activities, and physical therapy to decrease pain and increase forearm strength. If these measures fail, there are different injections that can be performed to help relieve the pain. There is a ligament on the inside of the elbow as well that may cause pain and should also be evaluated. ...Read more

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Got medial epicondylitis, how long does it take to heal?. Struggling to rest as work in a nursery so have to carry and change nappies.

Got medial epicondylitis, how long does it take to heal?. Struggling to rest as work in a nursery so have to carry and change nappies.

Maybe weeks: You need to rest your arm and unless it is contraindicated use medications called anti inflammatories. It is not safe to do you job if you are lifting babies with that arm. Ask your doctor for a work note. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Had medial epicondylitis last year, after physio it cleared up. It's starting to ache again, can it be recurring because I'm in so much pain again. ?

Had medial epicondylitis last year, after physio it cleared up. It's starting to ache again, can it be recurring because I'm in so much pain again. ?

Yes: Medial epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, can certainly recur. It is considered a repetitive use injury and if you return to the activity that caused it initially, you may have re-injured it. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from Golfer’s elbow i.e medial epicondylitis & had taken therapy (ultrasonic, TEN's, Hot Pad,etc) for 40 days, still pains. Any help.

I'm suffering from Golfer’s elbow i.e medial epicondylitis & had taken therapy (ultrasonic, TEN's, Hot Pad,etc) for 40 days, still pains. Any help.

Many options: Proper treatment for this condition includes physical therapy based exercises specific to golfer's elbow and a counterforce brace that can be worn for activity. If pain persists, a steroid injection can be given as well. Surgery is a last resort as this usually improves with time. ...Read more

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What is a very quick way to cure epicondylitis?

What is a very quick way to cure epicondylitis?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read more

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