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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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An inch above my elbow is stiff and I can't move it. My stepmom thinks I have tendinitis. This has been going on and off for a few months... HELP?

An inch above my elbow is stiff and I can't move it. My stepmom thinks I have tendinitis. This has been going on and off for a few months... HELP?

Tendonitis: is quite common in that location... it is called tennis elbow. Rest, aspirin like drugs followed by physical therapy is usually quite helpful. YOu will want an orthopedist to give an opinion. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/orthopaedics-rheumatology/diseases-conditions/hic-tennis-elbow.aspx ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of elbow tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of elbow tendinitis?

Epicondylitis: Most common symptoms are inability to shake hands or grab something from the refrigerator. Pain on the lateral (outside) of the elbow is tennis elbow and medially (inside) it is golfer's elbow. Treatment is strengthening the elbow with wrist exercises. ...Read more

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Could I still train for my tennis tournament with elbow tendinitis?

It depends: It depends how severe it is and it depends if playing tennis exacerbates the problem. It is best to have the problem treated before resuming competitive tennis. ...Read more

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Elbow tendinitis, what can be done?

Elbow tendinitis, what can be done?

Ice, rest, nsaids: I would start by eliminating the activity that caused the problem along with ice i would also suggest using nsaids which should help the problem if the problem does not start to respond over a couple of weeks the next options based on pain would be a cortisone injection or therapy. ...Read more

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What can be done about elbow tendinitis?

Rest, ice : The key is to calm down your pain and inflammation in the affected tendon this will be done with ice, nsaids and activity avoidance you may also benefit from a local cortisone injection or physical therapy to help alleviate your problem. ...Read more

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Can I put heat on an elbow with tendinitis?

Can I put heat on an elbow with tendinitis?

Ice is usually best!: Tendonitis is due to inflammation, which is better treated with ice or cold. Also try an anti-inflammatory medication and a over the counter tennis elbow brace. If you don't feel better in a few weeks see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of elbow tendinitis?

What can I do to take care of elbow tendinitis?

REST and MODIFY: First, use the standard rest ice compression and use some otc meds such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or something that you have used before safely. Next , certainly modufy or restrict the amount of activity you are doing for a short time finally seek medical attention. Often elbow tendonitis responds very well to conservative methods. Stretching and properly applied braces and stretches. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...Read more

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How long could it take for tennis elbow (tendinitis) to be cured?

How long could it take for tennis elbow (tendinitis) to be cured?

Up to 1 year: Most of the time tennis elbow is self limiting and the problem resolves itself in a few days or weeks. In rare cases it can last for up to a year and at that point surgery would be recommended. ...Read more

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