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What sort of exercises can I do to stay fit when recovering from lateral epicondylitis?

What sort of exercises can I do to stay fit when recovering from lateral epicondylitis?

Avoid arm exercises: You can certainly do aerobic exercises involving your legs as hard as you would like you can run, bike, or swim. You can do leg weight exercises stay away from exercises involving your arms until your elbow pain goes away. If you don't rest it, it probably wont go away. ...Read more

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Tennis elbow is a tendonopathy, meaning inflammation, degeneration and/or microtears of the common extensor tendon of the forearm, as it originates at the lateral elbow onto the lateral epicondyle ...Read more


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What is done for lateral epicondylitis?

What is done for  lateral epicondylitis?

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... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read more

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What would happen if I continue the activities that cause pain due to my lateral epicondylitis?

What would happen if I continue the activities that cause pain due to my lateral epicondylitis?

Rest required.: The inflammation will not resolve, the pain will continue, and you may end up with a worse injury or condition. Usually pain from inflammation is a sign to rest the area and allow healing to take place. Ice to the area while protecting the skin with a towel for 15 minutes two to three times a day may help. Elbow compression may help some. There is no substitute for the body's natural healting. ...Read more

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Have anyone ever cured tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis )?

Yes: Most patients return to normal function, no pain. 90% improve without surgery using nsaids, tennis elbow strap, ot, cortisone injections. Only 10% require surgery. If diagnosis correct, 90% of surgical results good/excellent. ...Read more

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How long should I take a break from sports if I have lateral epicondylitis?

How long should I take a break from sports if I have lateral epicondylitis?

Epicondylitis: 2-4 weeks. take anti inflammatories. concentrate on wrist extension exercises/stretches. ...Read more

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I am a high school baseball player with symptoms of lateral epicondylitis. The symptoms have lasted about a week. What should I do to treat this?

I am a high school baseball player with symptoms of lateral epicondylitis. The symptoms have lasted about a week. What should I do to treat this?

Avoid power grip: Assuming u want to continue to compete in baseball; ask your parent if u can start a weeks worth of Ibuprofen and avoid any 'power grip' activities. ( weight lifting free weights esp.). If not better see your physician . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Tennis elbow: No the surgery is not too painful. It can be done through a small incision or an arthroscope as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Is surgery effective to fix chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?

Is surgery effective to fix chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)?

Yes: If the diagnosis is correct, and the procedure is done correctly, you should expect significant improvements in pain and function in 90-95% of cases. Find an experienced elbow surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get lateral epicondylitis in both elbows from swinging a baseball bat?

Is it possible to get lateral epicondylitis in both elbows from swinging a baseball bat?

Possible?: Yes, most things are possible. But, if it is occuring, I would check on your swing..... ...Read more

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more

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