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Can I Still Do Push Ups With Tennis Elbow
Yes, if not painful: Usually the result of repetitive stresses. I would position your hands in a postion that does not produce pain. You can also stretch those mucles by holding the arm straight out in front of you you and use the other than to gently bend the wrist down toward the floor to feel the stretch across the top fo the forearm mucles, hold for 30 seconds and repeat x3. Consider a brace with activity. ...Read more
Yes: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow can be aggravated by any activity that places the wrist in extension. Depending on the severity of the condition, one may be able to continue to do pushups. There is great variability in the severity of the condition and the activities that aggravate it. ...Read more
Prob. Aggravate: Although tennis elbow pain is generally made worse w/'power grip' activities and wt. Lifting and pushups are not in this category, pushups because of the stress placed on the elbow may aggravate the pain. You can try a couple of sets of push-ups and see how it feels the next day...If its worse i'd stop them. See your pcp or ors for tx for your tendinitis.Good luck! ...Read more
I've had climber's elbow and tennis elbow for 10 years now. Is it still just tennis elbow or is it tendonosis?
Probably both: Long term tendonitis usually had some tendon thickening as well, or tendonosis. Assuming that you have had a good work-up, including MRI, that indicated tendonitis, conservative therapy is still indicated. I have been working on a program of pain relief for tendonitis. If you are interested, google my name as well as "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" You can contact me through those links. ...Read more
I had a cortisone shot in my elbow for tennis elbow over a week ago an I'm a lot of pain still, what else can be done?
I had tennis elbow injection on Friday and it hasn't worked. Still stiff elbow and pain. I don't play tennis. How will it get better?
Very likely: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, 80-90% of patients with tennis elbow will get better without surgery. Cortisone injections provide relief for most patients and often within 3-7 days. Most patients with tennis elbow DON'T play tennis, as it involves a tendon we use with many activities of daily living. An injection that doesn't work often means a tear in the tendon. Look for my checklist on this ...Read more
I had a specific injury that caused my tennis elbow. I had multiple cortisone & blood injections & surgery 4 mos. Ago-still have pain-any other tx?
Difficult: First, I would probably recommend a second opinion to confirm that tennis elbow is your actual diagnosis. Many doctors jump straight to injections and surgery prior to emphasizing stretching and therapy. I would definitely do these if they haven't been done. Unfortunately, there is a subset of patients who just don't respond to surgery the way that we would hope. ...Read more
I am suffering from a tennis elbow on the left arm. Can I continue my weight training workouts? 2 weeks ago I ve done 6 fysio sessions but still hurts
I had cts rels 9 weeks ago, my arm, hand, elbow is swollen, & hurts, I was inj with cortisone today for tennis elbow, & still in pain, what else is wrg?
Tendonitis: If your ctr has improved your night pain, numbness and tingling in your hand, etc.; but not completely, give it more time it usually gets better w/ time. If u have had no improvement this would be unusual and other dx. Should be considered including radicular pain from a pinched nerve in the neck. Tennis elbow can co-exist w/ cts and confuse the picture. See your ors for evaluation. ...Read more
Pain elbow going dwon into middle finger/had tennis elbow surgery last year/on tamadol, noproxian, vicadone/still no releif?
Need reevaluation: This could be any number of things. It is not unheard of to have tennis elbow pain despite surgery. I would recommend a reevaluation. If it is still tennis elbow, I would continue stretching with lifting limitations along with nsaids. Your physician should check for things like nerve entrapment as well. ...Read more
The hammer exercise: An exercise that is effective in strengthening tennis elbow is the "hammer" exercise. With your elbow bent at 90 degrees and forearm parallel to the floor, hold in your hand the end of the handle of a hammer (or tennis racket). Rotate your forearm and wrist so that the hammer head forms an arc from left to right and back again. Do this several times a day to strengthen the brachioradialis muscle. ...Read more
Brace, ice, inject: Tennis elbow affects the outer prominent aspect of your blow. It is usually due to overuse (e., too much tennis). Treatment is nonoperative and can consist of rest, ice, nsaids, bracing, nd local steroid injection. Rarely, surgery is indicated. Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis. ...Read more
Physical exam: See a physician, and all that is required is a physical exam to determine the location and source of pain. ...Read more
Yes: Tennis elbow can be well treated with several options, from oral anti-inflammatories to topical anti-inflammatories, regular stretches, steroid injections, and even surgery if necessary. See an orthopedic surgeon who can take you through the treatment steps until your pain is resolved. ...Read more
Pain in the forearm: Tennis elbow is inflammation of the muscles of the lower arm. It is the result of repeated mild injury which, with time becomes more painful. It is also called tendinitis, meaning inflammation of the tendon of the arm used for the Tennis racket (right or sometimes left forearm).Pain can be relieved with rest (no tennis for a few weeks) and use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID)like Motrin ...Read more
Possible: In the sense that when you have something that bothers you, your body can compensate by using a different body part to help out and in turn that part can get overused and bother you. ...Read more
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
Rest & ice are best: Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons in the elbow or tendonitis. This usually improves with rest and ice. Once the condition settles down, doing exercises to strengthen the forearm will help decrease the strain on the tendons and help prevent the condition from recurring. ...Read more
Multimodal approach: Tennis elbow responds to rest, ice massage, stretching and eccentric strengthening, nsaid's (eg ibuprfen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc), and injections. A counterforce brace can be worn as well. The easiest way to do eccentric stretching is with physical therapy. The easiest way to do it without going to pt is with a product called flexbar. I have no ownership in it. If all else fails, surgery. ...Read more
No: Tenosynovitis refers to inflammation of the tendon sheath (covering); most commonly the flexor tendons. ' nodular' tenosynovitis in the palm of the [email protected] the a1 pulley is commonly called "trigger finger". "tennis elbow" is inflammation (really degeneration) of the ext. Carpi rad. Brevis [email protected] the elbow. These are 2 separate conditions. Good luck! ...Read more