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Doctor insights on: Lateral Epicondylitis Exercises

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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 won't go away. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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What are symptoms of epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

What are symptoms of epicondylitis (tennis elbow)?

Lateral Epi...: "symptoms of tennis elbow include pain localized on the outside of the elbow, weak grip strength, and pain with specific motions (picking up a gallon of milk, turning a door knob, or holding a cup of coffee). There are surgical and non surgical treatment options for tennis elbow. Non surgical options include:. " for more info please visit -http://drmarkgalland. Com/tennis-elbow/. ...Read more

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How soon can I drive after having surgery for lateral and medial epicondylitis on the left elbow?

How soon can I drive after having surgery for lateral and medial epicondylitis on the left elbow?

When to drive: As soon as you are off pain medications etc., and the doctor clears you for that activity. ...Read more

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How long does it take for severe epicondylitis (lateral) to heal?

How long does it take for severe epicondylitis (lateral) to heal?

Months: Severe lat epicondylitis or tennis elbow needs to be treated with occasional steroid injections, counterforce bracing and exercise. Sometimes a wrist splint helps. Some doctors have found prp helpful. If all fails and you have tried conservative treatment for 6-12 months than surgery should help. ...Read more

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Epicondylitis in the elbow. What causes this.?

Epicondylitis in the elbow. What causes this.?

Overuse: Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) are common overuse injuries 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... ...Read more

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Hurt the inside of my elbow (medial epicondylitis), what to do?

Hurt the inside of my elbow (medial epicondylitis), what to do?

Conservative care: Steroid injection, splinting, compression sleeve or band, therapy, immobilization, icing and anti-inflamatories are all part of the treatment protocol. Surgery is rarely indicated, relatively new treatment is platelet rich plasma injections to try and stimulate healing. ...Read more

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What to do if I hurt the inside of my elbow (medial epicondylitis)?

What to do if I hurt the inside of my elbow (medial epicondylitis)?

RICE: Rest, ice compression and elevation, this followed by a stretching and strengthening program should help to heal it. ...Read more

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If I think I have I have epicondylitis (tendinitis), what should I do?

If I think I have I have epicondylitis (tendinitis), what should I do?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) are common overuse injuries 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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a medial epicondylitis vs a ucl sprain or tear?

What is the difference between a medial epicondylitis vs a ucl sprain or tear?

Different structures: The ucl is the ligament holding the bones together on the inside of the elbow while the medial epicondyle is where the muscles attach at the inside of the elbow. Although they are different structures, as long as the elbow is stable the treatments are similar. Range of motion and strengthening exercises, ice and anti-inflamatories. Talk to your doctor to get the specifics about treatment. ...Read more