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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Mark Galland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Would you recommend surgery for severe medial epicondylitis.? I have tried cortisone, art therapy, aleve, voltaren cream, and rest for the last 2 mo

Would you recommend surgery for severe medial epicondylitis.?  I have tried cortisone, art therapy, aleve, voltaren cream, and rest for the last 2 mo

Other treatments: Lateral (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) epicondylitis are common overuse injuries. In order to treat the pain, i recommend patients start w/ rice, follow w/ 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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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
51 years in practice
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When having surgery for epicondylitis, how long will I expect to be off work if I do no lifting?

When having surgery for epicondylitis, how long will I expect to be off work if I do no lifting?

Depends type/Sugery: This question better be asked by the surgeon doing the surger.First of all we do not know whether you have Medial Epicondylitis (Golf Elbow) or Lateral Epicondylitis(Tennis Elbow) And whether you are havig Arthroscopic or open surgery. And what is involved in surgery,as there are many different procdures involved and you have to know what is being done and how long youexpect to be out ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Mark Galland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How long can medial epicondylitis last?

How long can medial epicondylitis last?

Recovery time varies: Medial epicondylitis (aka "golfer's 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... ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How will doctors cure my medial epicondylitis?

How will doctors cure my medial epicondylitis?

Medial epicondylitis: This can be treated with antiinflammatory drugs, stretching and bracing. Sometimes a cortisone injection may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Brown
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jason Waterman
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
9 years in practice
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I'm suffering from Golfer’s elbow i.e medial epicondylitis & had taken therapy (ultrasonic, TEN's, Hot Pad,etc) for 40 days, still pains. Any help.

I'm suffering from Golfer’s elbow i.e medial epicondylitis & had taken therapy (ultrasonic, TEN's, Hot Pad,etc) for 40 days, still pains. Any help.

Many options: Proper treatment for this condition includes physical therapy based exercises specific to golfer's elbow and a counterforce brace that can be worn for activity. If pain persists, a steroid injection can be given as well. Surgery is a last resort as this usually improves with time. ...Read more

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