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Tennis Elbow Torn Tendon
Are there any risks[ie tendon rupture] for having steriod injection for conditions like tennis elbow? Thanks
I felt & heard something pop in my forearm & there's pain when i flex my had back or grip. I had tennis elbow release & tendon repair no pain backther?
How can you tell the different between tennis elbow or torn ucl? Have difficulty extending arm with pain and Motrin 800 not helping for 3 weeks
Different areas: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is due to an injury to the origin of the wrist extensors over the lateral elbow resulting in a painful scarred interface near the radial humeral joint. The ulnar collateral ligament is on the inner or medial aspect of the elbow involving the ulnar humoral joint. Which side of the elbow is painful? Seek care with hand surgeon or physiatrist. May need therapy. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Stretch: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is inflammation of the extensor tendons at their attachment site on the humerus. Aggressively stretching with your wrist in flexion while your elbow is held in absolute extension will help facilitate stretching them out. Nsaid's, massage therapy, braces and even sometimes injections with either cortisone or prp are often used. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Inflammed tendon..: It is called tennis elbow because many tennis players suffer this condition due to overusing it swinging the racquet--the backhand stroke. Trauma to the area either acutely or chronically can cause this infliction which can be quite painful. Good range of motion, stretching, use of elbow-strap, avoid the "traumatic activities", motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have had left tennis elbow for 2 months, been to 10 PT sessions and do my exercises at home, but it isn't getting better. What else can I do?
Absolutely: The large majority of patients with tennis elbow fully recover. For some patients, it may take 1-2 years, as tendons heal very slowly & repetitive stress on the tendon does not allow for a rapid recovery. Wrist splint, eccentric strengthening of the forearm extensors & relative rest help many patients. Cortisone or prp injections are beneficial for many. The fast procedure is another great option. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Elbow Band: One may need to rest the elbow for a period of time. Physical therapy may be helpful. There are also elbow straps that support the radial tendons that are affected by tennis elbow that are inexpensive and effective. In severe cases a local injection of steroids may be useful. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
First turn palms up: With palms turned upward, you'll define the outer part of forearm as the lateral part. The lateral epicondyle is the bony part where the tendons and muscles attach and go distally (toward hand). Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is generally caused by repetitive motions over-using these muscles; occurs in tennis, golf, excess computing...But doing it wrong. Rx, then learn proper moves. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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