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Swimming With Elbow Tendonitis
Tennis elbow surgery: Surgery can be performed with an open incision, arthroscopically or percutaneously. All of these allow the surgeon to remove the damaged tissue that is the source of the pain. Arthroscopy allows you to look around the elbow and check for additional problems like arthritis or loose cartilage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow can resolve. It is typically an overuse injury. Anti-inflammatory medication may help including pills or creams. A tennis elbow strap worn consistently can also help. Exercises include lowering down a weight with the hand facing down to strengthen eccentrically, as well as stretching. Injections and surgery can be successful if other methods fail. ...Read more
Take it slow: If you have no pain, no swelling and no instability, you are probably good to try it out. 39 is not old, but not same as 19, and so take it easy. If you have been working out/strengthening your knee with therapy, then try the ball out on your own, make some small moves and increase the speed/force as u feel comfortable. With your type of injury, i think u should be ok. Good luck. ...Read more
Get it checks first: See a sports medicine specialist first for an exam to assess how unstable you are and x-rays to screen for a bony injury. You may benefit from rehab/pt or even need shoulder stabilization surgery to minimize chance of additional dislocations and further injury to your shoulder. Best to check. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your doctor: There is no "right answer" as different orthopaedic surgeons have varying protocols that can all be acceptable. Usually immobilization with surgical or non surgical treatment in a cast or boot lasts close to 3 months to allow for adequate protection of the tendon healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The same: By definition "tennis elbow " is tendonitis of the wrist extensors muscles where they originate at the lateral elbow. Oftentimes , rest and icing will relieve symptoms. If the pain is brought on by specific sport such as golf or tennis , look at your technique with a pro to see if changes can be made to prevent further injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: A good treatment for many musculoskeletal injuries is the rice protocol: rest, immobilize, cold, elevate. Don't use it, keep it still (splints help this), ice it and keep it elevated. If it doesn't get better, it's better to take a wrist injury to the doctor sooner rather than later to prevent complications. There are lots of ways to fracture a wrist that might not be apparent without an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rest/stretching: Rest and stretching are helpful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Listen to your body: You'll want to avoid motions that cause pain. Consider quadricep strengthening exercise but be careful about your range of motion. Avoid a >90 degree(right angle) bend in your knees, like if you are doing squats and/or lunges. Also avoid any heavy loaded squats or lunges. Be careful about rotational movements around your injured knee, like where you would plant and turn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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