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What causes epicondylitis?

What causes epicondylitis?

Varies: 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...

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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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What is a very quick way to cure epicondylitis?

What is a very quick way to cure 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...

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How long does medial epicondylitis take to heal?

How long does medial epicondylitis take to heal?

Medial epicondylitis: The pain can last from 6 weeks to 3 months. Use a forearm strap, nsaids and do stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What causes epicondylitis. And what can heal it?

What causes epicondylitis. And what can heal it?

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...

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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...

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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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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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Had medial epicondylitis for 3 month, had physio was getting better but now it's started to get worse again. What should I do?

Had medial epicondylitis for 3 month, had physio was getting better but now it's started to get worse again. What should I do?

Get to an: Orthopedic surgeon. Oral and topical anti inflammatory agents could help. Also speak with your PT for exercise, stimulation, and activities to avoid. ...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 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...

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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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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

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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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Had medial epicondylitis for 3 month, had physio was getting better but now it's started to get worse again. Not sure if my doctors will help me?

REST REST REST: REST = avoidance of anything and EVERYthing that aggravates it - "you can put out a fire by adding more wood to it". ... once the soreness is under control, healing may take another 4-8 weeks - I know sounds impossible but it is the only true way to get this to heal ...Read more

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Have medial epicondylitis for past 6 weeks, having physio. I work in a nursery am wondering go much I should be doing eg lifting kids and nappies etc?

Have medial epicondylitis for past 6 weeks, having physio. I work in a nursery am wondering go much I should be doing eg lifting kids and nappies etc?

Rest it: If it is not getting better then you are probably doing too much lifting. I had the same thing and it took months to heal. Not till I stopped lifting much of anything with my hand facing down did it get better. Be patient and give it as much rest as you can and give it time. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

Physical Therapy: Medial epicondylitis is typically treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, an elbow strap with activities, and physical therapy to decrease pain and increase forearm strength. If these measures fail, there are different injections that can be performed to help relieve the pain. There is a ligament on the inside of the elbow as well that may cause pain and should also be evaluated. ...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 won't go away. ...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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Got medial epicondylitis, how long does it take to heal? . Struggling to rest as work in a nursery so have to carry and change nappies.

Got medial epicondylitis, how long does it take to heal? . Struggling to rest as work in a nursery so have to carry and change nappies.

Maybe weeks: You need to rest your arm and unless it is contraindicated use medications called anti inflammatories. It is not safe to do you job if you are lifting babies with that arm. Ask your doctor for a work note. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Had medial epicondylitis last year, after physio it cleared up. It's starting to ache again, can it be recurring because I'm in so much pain again.?

Yes: Medial epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, can certainly recur. It is considered a repetitive use injury and if you return to the activity that caused it initially, you may have re-injured it. ...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:. "

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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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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?

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