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Are there any risks[ie tendon rupture] for having steriod injection for conditions like tennis elbow? Thanks

Are there any risks[ie tendon rupture] for having steriod injection for conditions like tennis elbow? Thanks

Some: The common extensor tendon of the elbow rarely ruptures; however, too many cortisone injections (> 2) can weaken the tendon and make it more prone to microtears. Consider platelet-rich plasma or similar instead. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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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?

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?

Muscle tear?: You may have torn a muscle or other soft tissue like ligament or tendon. This may have been the result of strenuous workout. Please see do and he/she can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How should I treat tennis elbow?

How should I treat tennis elbow?

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 more

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What actually is tennis elbow?

What actually is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow: This is pain that arises from the lateral part of the elbow where the common extensor tendon originates from the lateral epicondyle. Usually arises due to repetitive irritation. ...Read more

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What is actually happening if you have tennis elbow?

What is actually happening if you have tennis elbow?

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 more

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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?

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?

Tennis elbow: Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a common overuse injury to the elbow. Have you tried couterforce bracing? If conservative treatment has failed consider cortisone/prp injections, both are very effective. ...Read more

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What can I do for tennis elbow?

What can I do for tennis elbow?

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 more

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How do you diagnose tennis elbow?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: tennis elbow?

What is the definition or description of: tennis elbow?

Tendon problem: 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 (end of the humerus). ...Read more

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What would cause developing tennis elbow quite suddenly (not a tennis player). Would you know of any home remedies that may help? Thank you :)

What would cause developing tennis elbow quite suddenly (not a tennis player). Would you know of any home remedies that may help? Thank you :)

Pain from overuse.: Tennis elbow is a condition that is inflammation of a tendon that occurs from overuse. It can happen from repetition of a movement such as painting or types of cleaning as well as motions in tennis. It usually responds to anti-inflammatories, ice and rest. If it persists it should be evaluated since other problems can present similarly. ...Read more

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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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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

Tendon rupture is when a tendon breaks. Tendon is the tissue that connects muscle to bone. If this breaks, then the muscle can no longer function since it is no longer ...Read more


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