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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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