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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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Tennis Elbow (Definition)

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


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Have anyone ever cured tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis )?

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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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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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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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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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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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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I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow in both arms runners knee in both knees over 1 month. Now have sore wrists, neck and thumb, and first 2 finger?

I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow in both arms runners knee in both knees over 1 month. Now have sore wrists, neck and thumb, and first 2 finger?

Need workup: With multi- joint involvement i would recommend a rheumatologist be your next consultation. This may be a systemic immune issue and proper diagnosis is important. ...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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Could tennis elbow cause my hand to swell?

It should not.: Tennis elbow is an inflammatory condition of the tendon origin on the outer elbow bone. It it outside of the elbow joint. If you are having swelling in the hand, it is most likely coming from another source. ...Read more

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Have pain in anterior lateral forearm for 4 months. Pain aggravated by movements and any pressure on that part of forearm, radiates to thumb. Advise?

Have pain in anterior lateral forearm for 4 months. Pain aggravated by movements and any pressure on that part of forearm, radiates to thumb. Advise?

Forearm pain: An orthopedic specialist may be best to evaluate this persistent forearm discomfort. The problem may reside in the wrist as carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow as tendonitis or epicondylitiis, bone disorder or overuse syndrome involving forearm muscles. ...Read more

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I have chronic tennis elbow and golfers elbow/ do I see hand or plain ortho?

I have chronic tennis elbow and golfers elbow/ do I see hand or plain ortho?

Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow often responds to anti inflammatories and eccentric stretching. A regular ortho can help you. Look at prp vs steroid injections. If a tennis elbow strap and basic exercise is not helping then consider visiting your ortho. ...Read more

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