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Can I still do push ups with tennis elbow?

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

Tennis Elbow (Definition)

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, this is a painful condition of the ...Read more


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Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

Can doing pushups irritate tennis elbow?

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

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I was wondering are pushups ok with tennis elbow?

I was wondering are pushups ok with tennis elbow?

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

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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

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Is it possible to keep working out and still get rid of the tennis elbow?

Is it possible to keep working out and still get rid of the tennis elbow?

Yes and No: Tennis elbow is the result of overload of the extensor tendon attachment to the lateral epicondylar ridge of the distal humerus. No impact strength and conditioning can be helpful but you must be careful you do not continue to overload the tendon. ...Read more

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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 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?

Pain meds: It might take up to 2 weeks for cortisone shot to get an effect. However there are many good pain medications to keep you comfortable.
Rec.: see your pain management physician for pain evaluation and medication management. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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What type of exercise (s) can I do for my tennis elbow to strengthen it?

What type of exercise (s) can I do for my tennis elbow to strengthen it?

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

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How long does tennis elbow last?

Variable: Can be weeks or months. Need to do aggressive stretching. Might need pt, injections, meds, bracing. Sometimes even needs surgery. ...Read more

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What can I use to reduce my tennis elbow problem?

What can I use to reduce my tennis elbow problem?

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

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How do tennis elbow and golfer's elbow get diagnosed?

Physical exam: See a physician, and all that is required is a physical exam to determine the location and source of pain. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's practically possible to cure tennis elbow?

Can you explain if it's practically possible to cure tennis elbow?

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

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Any advice on hw to relieve pain for tennis elbow excluding medication?

Any advice on hw to relieve pain for tennis elbow excluding medication?

Tennis elbow: Management includes locall ice, stretching, and counterforce bracing. Stretching done frequently with elbow fully extended and wrist flexed down. If pain persists, consider injection of steroid. Prp injections recently shown effective at reducing pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tennis elbow and what can I do to relieve the pain?

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow and what can I do to relieve the pain?

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

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Is it possible for chronic tennis elbow and golfers elbow to trigger other conditions?

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

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Tennis elbow cold wraps or heat?

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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How long does tennis elbow pain last?

How long does tennis elbow pain last?

Up to 1 year: Tennis elbow can be stubborn. Symptoms can last for up to 1 year or more. Fortunately, patience usually pays off. Non-op care is successful in 90% of cases. ...Read more

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Could a 14 year old have tennis elbow?

It's possible.: Although, that would be pretty young for the condition. See a non surgical sports medicine specialist, to make sure there's not an underlying sprain, torn ligament, or stress fracture. ...Read more

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Is heat or cold better for tennis elbow?

Is heat or cold better for tennis elbow?

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

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Tennis elbow, should I apply heat then cold?

Tennis elbow, should I apply heat then cold?

Cold.: Cold always takes down any inflammation, numbs the skin nerves and generally makes it feel better. But you should receive physical therapy, so that the problem does not recur. ...Read more

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How do I fix tennis elbow before season starts?

How do I fix tennis elbow before season starts?

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

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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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Is tennis elbow the same as having tenosynovitis?

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