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What Can I Do About Tennis Elbow
Tennis Elbow: If you have been diagnosed by a competent doc., then you should know that it might take while before it go away. Elbow band is otc and helps to promote healing, some anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen also might help. Some occassion you may need cortison shot at the site. ...Read more
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
Modify and treat: 1. Make sure that lateral epicondylitis is the true source of the pain 2. Ice and nsaids 3, take a good hard look at your program, add stretching and non irritating strengthening to your regimen try to strengthen you r grip and forearm without loading the extended elbow with the wrist fully flexedor raised with resistance 4. See a doctor ot clarify 5 talk to a therapist or trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the cause of the pain and injury. If traumatic, then a fracture or a ligament tear have to be considered. If no trauma, then tendonitis would be at the top of list. To start, rest from tennis, ice the area for 20 minutes 3-4 times/day and consider some anti-inflammatories if the pain is not related to major injury. Obviously, seeing an ortho/sports med specialist would be helpful. ...Read more
Rest, anti-inflam.: Tendonitis is an inflamed tendon. Rest is important- if it hurts don't do it! to reduce the inflammation many docs give steroid shots but this may weaken tendons; i inject homeopathic traumeel, a safe effective alternative. Traumeel or inflamyar ointment can help too, as can oral anti-iflammatories like zyflamend or meriva (a curcumin extract). Certain supps like manganese, zinc & vit. C help too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quad stretching: Simple quadriceps stretching (statically bringing ankle via flexed knee toward buttocks while standing ) with help alleviate the pain and inflammation from patellar tendinitis. Physical therpay may help with this. Nsaids may also be of benefit. Limiting the activity that caused the tendinitis is also important to obtain efficient healing. ...Read more
Metatarsalgia: The word means "pain in the metatarsal bones". This is also known as forefoot pain. There are numerous causes and this is generally a "catch-all" diagnosis. You can try otc arch supports that have a bump in the middle of the forefoot for relief. If not helpful, see a podiatrist who can accurately diagnose and treat your foot problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tennis Elbow AKA: Lateral epicondylitis. Pain on outside of elbow with gripping an grabbing, pushing and pulling. Pain radiating up arm and into forearm. Treat it with ice massage, wrist brace to keep the muscles in your forearm rested and nsaids if needed. If not getting better a cortisone injection should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various things: Depends on the body location and severity. A brace or splint to reduce movement of the tendon for a short period can help. Anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, prescription meds can help. In some cases, an injection can help. When these fail, surgery may be an option. See your primary provider or orthopedist if you are not improving. ...Read more
Depends...: Rest, ice, activity modification, massage, wrist braces, over the counter medications (judiciously) can all help. Occasionally physical therapy can help too. On rare occasions, injections will be of benefit, but there are downsides to steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plantar fasciitis?: Are the heel spurs bothering you? If they are painless, there is no reason to do anything about them. If they give you heel pain, you are most likely suffering from a condition called plantar fasciitis. There are a lot of information online on how to deal with this condition. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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