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Doctor insights on: Differential Diagnosis Of Tennis Elbow

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Had a diagnosis of tennis elbow in my right arm while working on my computer. A week later my left arm became affected. 6 weeks with OT and physio and now im told they don't know what I have. My fingers now tingling and wrist/forearm pain too. Help!

Had a diagnosis of tennis elbow in my right arm while working on my computer. A week later my left arm became affected. 6 weeks with OT and physio and now im told they don't know what I have. My fingers now tingling and wrist/forearm pain too. Help!

Nerve or muscle.: By your description of symptoms, you may have something related to the muscles of the forearm or the nerves going down to the forearm. If it's a nerve issue, it could originate at the elbows or from the fingertips, traveling backwards. Regardless, it seems that you need some blood testing and perhaps an MRI of the elbows. ...Read more

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Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...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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What can I do about tennis elbow?

What can I do about tennis elbow?

Tennis Elbow: If you have been diagnosed by a competent doc., then you should know that it might take while before it go away.
Elbow band is otc and helps to promote healing, some anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen also might help.
Some occassion you may need cortison shot at the site. ...Read more

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How can I cure tennis elbow fast?

How can I cure tennis elbow fast?

Ice.: Icing the affected area 3-4 times/day. Stretch and strengthen the elbow/forearm muscles. You may need to see an athletic trainer or
physical terapist, to be shown the correct exercises. ...Read more

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What will help heal tennis elbow?

What will help heal tennis elbow?

Many things: Rest the elbow.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (motrin). Medicines.
Equipment check, see the equipment you use may be to adjusted.
Physical therapy.
Brace.
Steroid injections.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
Sugery. ...Read more

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How can I cure my painful tennis elbow?

How can I cure my painful tennis elbow?

Bracing: For tennis elbow, try wrapping your arm and elbow with a pillow or blanket at night to create padding protection and a make-shift brace to limit elbow flexion while you sleep. Keeping the arm semi-straight, padded, and to your side at night allows the tendons involved to start the healing process. ...Read more

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Can you completely recover from tennis elbow?

Yes: Tennis elbow is usually a self limiting condition but it can persist for many months (sometimes greater than a year) for those with severe symptoms, treatment can be helpful and may include: anti-inflammatory medication, physical or occupational therapy, braces, prp injections or even surgery. ...Read more

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Can you get tennis elbow from lifting things?

Can you get tennis elbow from lifting things?

Yes: Tennis elbow is considered a overuse injury. That means that the rate of tissue injury exceeds the body's ability to heal it. The tissue breakdown is cumulative, resulting in chronic pain. Patients typically complain olateral elbow pain, worse with grasping with palm facing down. ...Read more

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Are Spasms a part of experiencing Tennis Elbow?

Potentially: Yes potentially. The technical term for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis, which is usually started by an inflammatory condition or tear at the site of orgin of the extensors of the wrist onto the elbow. This can be associated with spasms on the dorsum of the forearm. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce pain from tennis elbow?

What can I do to reduce pain from tennis elbow?

Brace rest: Rest, counterforce bracing and exercises. See a rehab physician or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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When should I expect to recover from tennis elbow?

When should I expect to recover from tennis elbow?

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...

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What is the best way to cure / relieve tennis elbow?

What is the best way to cure / relieve tennis elbow?

Brace rest: Rest, counterforce bracing and exercises. See a rehab physician or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tennis elbow just from lifting?

Yes: Tennis elbow is a tendon problem where it inserts into the bone at the elbow. It can happen with repetitive movements of the wrist which certainly includes lifting. Sometimes people can't pinpoint anything that causes it. ...Read more

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Can tennis elbow be mistaken for some other conditions?

Can tennis elbow be mistaken for some other conditions?

Yes: Radial tunnel syndrome and a pinched nerve in the neck, aka cervical radiculopathy can look like tennis elbow. Arthritis of the elbow, a radial collateral ligament or annular ligament problem are other possibilities. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tennis elbow from being in marching band?

Is it possible to get tennis elbow from being in marching band?

Yes: Tennis elbow is considered a overuse injury. That means that the rate of tissue injury exceeds the body's ability to heal it. The tissue breakdown is cumulative, resulting in chronic pain. Patients typically complain olateral elbow pain, worse with grasping with palm facing down. Depending on what you do in the marching band, you probably could get it from this activity. ...Read more

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What to do and what not to do if one develops tennis elbow condition?

What to do and what not to do if one develops tennis elbow condition?

Rest: Tennis elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondylitis, begins at the site of origin of many of the muscles that are involved in wrist extension. In mild cases, rest alone can lead to resolution of the symptoms. If it does not improve, bracing, therapy, or a cortisone shot can often take care of it. Rarely, surgery can be done if particularly severe. ...Read more

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What do I do if I suffer from chronic tennis elbow and golfers elbow?

Ice, rest: After some rest from the offending activity
and ice, I would suggest nsaids
after that I would try some physical therapy
along with exercises to help prevent a
recurrence after the symptoms resolve
sometimes a cortisone injection might be
helpful. ...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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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?

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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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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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

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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

Tennis Elbow (Definition)

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