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Is tennis elbow fixable?

Is tennis elbow fixable?

Yes: Usually the symptoms can be treated with ice, nsaids and avoidance of the offending activity. Sometimes a local cortisone injection might be required much less frequently surgical correction may be necessary. ...Read more

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Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term degenerative tear. It may not be possible at times to separate the differences between the two ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow release the same as tennis elbow reconstruction surgery?

Is tennis elbow release the same as tennis elbow reconstruction surgery?

Several operations: Ask your surgeon what he intends to do? Consider prolotherapy as an alternative to surgery. Vist www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info and a doctor. To help you get better and still avoid the surgery. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow permanent?

No: It is an overuse syndrome due to using the wrist & finger extensor muscles (which attach at the outside of the elbow) to do heavy repetitive work (what the biceps & triceps are made for). It is typically self limited, but perhaps 5-10% of pts. Opt for surgery due to significant pain. ...Read more

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Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

No: Tennis elbow is a specific diagnosis. It happens to be the most common cause of lateral elbow pain, but there are many other diagnoses. See an upper extremity surgeon for a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

You would think an-: -adult who had all these procedures you might think twice about pulling tree roots. Get back to your hand surgeon and confess, & see what you did. ...Read more

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Stiffness and pain in ulnar wrist. Limited rom, occaisional popping/snapping in wrist. ?

Stiffness and pain in ulnar wrist. Limited rom, occaisional popping/snapping in wrist.  ?

Crepitus: The symptoms you are describing sound like crepitus; unfortunately without further history i cannot offer a diagnosis; best to seek out medical attention for a proper examination and then be pointed in the right direction. ...Read more

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Is it possible?To ?Replace an injured AC shoulder joint with an artificial joint?

Is it possible?To ?Replace an injured AC shoulder joint with an artificial joint?

No need: If the problem is painful arthritis, the joint can be safely removed, called a distal clavicle resection. If the joint is unstable because of injured cc ligaments, the ligaments can be reconstructed. ...Read more

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Foosh with dislocated elbow & cracked radial head. Elbow is painfree, but wrist pain is severe. Unable to supinate or pronate & have hand weakness.

Foosh with dislocated elbow & cracked radial head. Elbow is painfree, but wrist pain is severe. Unable to supinate or pronate & have hand weakness.

See hand surgeon: Elbow injuries of this type are often associated with wrist injuries...And if the elbow injury was concentrated upon, a more subtle wrist injury may have been missed. Inability to pronate or supinate is not normal...You need to see a hand surgeon. http://www.assh.org/public/pages/handsurgeons.aspx good luck! ...Read more

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Tennis elbow cold wraps or heat?

Cold : For lateral epicondylitis(tennis elbow) cold wraps are more effective when they are hurting as they vasoconstrict the blood vessels to the area and thus decrease swelling. Heat may feel better temporarily but the vasodilation(increased blood flow) that it allows sometimes causes more swelling, then more pain...Good luck! ...Read more

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Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more

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Tendinitis in my elbow, can't straighten arm?

Tendinitis in my elbow, can't straighten arm?

Tennis elbow: Patients with epicondylitis or tennis/golfers elbow sometimes lose range of motion in the elbow when the tendonitis is severe. Seek evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?

6 weeks post-surgery rotator cuff. Discontinued sling. Hand  swollen, pain (sometimes severe) in thumb pad & "click" when thumb moves. Problem?

Trigger thumb: You may have a trigger thumb that was exacerbated with the surgery. Hand swelling can be normal and typically resolves. I would have your treating surgeon take a look and possibly inject if the the thumb is actually locking on you. ...Read more

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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??

Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest.  Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more

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Can tennis elbow coexist with radial tunnel?

Can tennis elbow coexist with radial tunnel?

Very much so: They r hard 2 diagnose @ times as the symptoms r very similar in location. The physical examination can usually separate 1 from the other. Often emg/ncs r needed to help distinguish 1 from the other, especially if care is not sought early. ...Read more

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Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Yes and no: Acupuncture is used to relief pain from a lot of problems, I do not believe it could cure bone spur. ...Read more

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What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

Dryness: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is the brand name of a popular eye lubricant. If your problem is only eye dryness and your ophthalmologist has eliminated other causes, then this is an excellent lubricant available over the counter. ...Read more