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I have been suffering from a tennis elbow for for a long time. Are there any effective treatments?

I have been suffering from a tennis elbow for for a long time. Are there any effective treatments?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Tennis Elbow (Definition)

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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Can you have carpel tunnel and tennis elbow at the same time on the same arm?

Can you have carpel tunnel and tennis elbow at the same time on the same arm?

Yes: Yes u can and it is not uncommon.Cts is compression of the median nerve@ the wrist.Lateral epicondylitis(tennis elbow)is tendinitis of the wrist/finger extensor muscles@the elbow.(pathologically it is degeneration of the extensor carpi rad.Brevis..Ecrb tendon).They can occur simultaneously and often do.See your ors for evaluation.Good luck! ...Read more

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I had tennis elbow problem for some time. And I already taken 2 times steroid . My job can't give me a long rest as I work with my hands.

Elbow tendonitis: Tendon inflammation as a consequence of overuse is one of the most common injury affecting people. Elbow ,shoulder ,wrist, hip. Knee, ankle are all involved joints . The major healing component involves modulating ones activities by decreasing the activity which leads to the tendonopathy Using appropriate braces, ice , NSAIDs, some cortisone injections , and when indicated surgical repair ...Read more

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Four cortisone injections in two years time.No scans.My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve?Thank you

Four cortisone injections in two years time.No scans.My hand and fingers getting numb, abnormal pain in elbow. Tennis elbow or pinched nerve?Thank you

Not clear: Pinched nerve in the neck can cause arm and hand pain, numbness, weakness. Tennis elbow typically causes elbow pain and weak hand grip. It is unclear where you were injected. Your doctor should be able to sort out whether this is a neck/nerve problem, or an inflammation of the elbow. ...Read more

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What type of exercise(s) can I do for my tennis elbow to strengthen it?

What type of exercise(s) can I do for my tennis elbow to strengthen it?

The hammer exercise: An exercise that is effective in strengthening tennis elbow is the "hammer" exercise. With your elbow bent at 90 degrees and forearm parallel to the floor, hold in your hand the end of the handle of a hammer (or tennis racket). Rotate your forearm and wrist so that the hammer head forms an arc from left to right and back again. Do this several times a day to strengthen the brachioradialis muscle. ...Read more

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What is tennis elbow?

What is tennis elbow?

Lateral elbow pain: An injury to the origin of the wrist extensor muscle mass along the lateral elbow. It's an overuse injury largely related to ergonomics. Treatment involves rest, and activity modifications. Cortisone shots can be damaging. The differential diagnosis includes a cervical radiculopathy. ...Read more

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What is tennis elbow ?

What is tennis elbow  ?

Epicondylitis: Tennis elbow is when the insertion of the muscles on the outside of your forearm gets irritated. Several muscles attach at one insertion which can become inflamed and even torn with repetitive or overstrenuous use. It is called tennis elbow because it can be seen in tennis players but it actually occurs in all types of patients. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow fixable?

Yes: Usually the symptoms can be treated with ice, nsaids and avoidance of the offending activity. Sometimes a local cortisone injection might be required much less frequently surgical correction may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow permanent?

Is tennis elbow permanent?

No: It is an overuse syndrome due to using the wrist & finger extensor muscles (which attach at the outside of the elbow) to do heavy repetitive work (what the biceps & triceps are made for). It is typically self limited, but perhaps 5-10% of pts. Opt for surgery due to significant pain. ...Read more

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How can I cure tennis elbow?

How can I cure tennis elbow?

Rest, ice & nSAID's: Rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications are initial treatments for inflammation. Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a overuse injury involving the outside of the elbow. For persistent symptoms, a brace, oral/injectable steroids and/ot therapy may be needed. Avoid things that make your symptoms worse. It make take up to 6 months for symptoms to resolve. See an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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