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Does the "band it elbow brace" help combat wrist pain as well as elbow tendinitis?

Does the "band it elbow brace" help combat wrist pain as well as elbow tendinitis?

Probably not: Tennis elbow straps work by providing a "counterforce" to decrease the load of the tendons on their attachments at the elbow. ...Read more

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What are the good rehab exercises for medial (inner) elbow tendinitis?

What are the good rehab exercises for medial (inner) elbow tendinitis?

Shoulder rehab: Medial epicondylitis can be very frustrating and resistant to most treatments such as stretching, ice, etc. Injections can be beneficial, as can phoresis (performed by physical therapist). However, the current theory is that both types of epicondylitis: medial ("golfer") and lateral ("tennis") are actually due to shoulder instability/weakness that causes high stress to be referred to the elbow. ...Read more

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Elbow tendinitis, what can be done?

Elbow tendinitis, what can be done?

Ice, rest, nsaids: I would start by eliminating the activity that caused the problem along with ice i would also suggest using nsaids which should help the problem if the problem does not start to respond over a couple of weeks the next options based on pain would be a cortisone injection or therapy. ...Read more

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How can I relieve tennis elbow (tendinitis)?

How can I relieve tennis elbow (tendinitis)?

Few things to do: Good range of motion, stretching, use of elbow-strap, avoid the "traumatic activities" that caused your elbow trouble (such as playing tennis, hammering, repetitive lifting/twisting of hand/forearm) and use motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval of alterative treatment--different meds, physical therapy, and/or possible cortisone injection. Shockway therapy may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...Read more

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How can a tennis elbow (elbow tendinitis) be treated?

How can a tennis elbow (elbow tendinitis) be treated?

REST and MODIFY: First the standard rest use some otc meds such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or something that you have used before safely. Next , certainly modify activity you are doing for a short time finally seek medical attention. Often elbow tendonitis responds very well to conservative methods. Stretching and properly applied braces and stretches an injection and rarely surgery. ...Read more

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How long could it take for tennis elbow (tendinitis) to be cured?

How long could it take for tennis elbow (tendinitis) to be cured?

Up to 1 year: Most of the time tennis elbow is self limiting and the problem resolves itself in a few days or weeks. In rare cases it can last for up to a year and at that point surgery would be recommended. ...Read more

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What can be done about elbow tendinitis?

Rest, ice : The key is to calm down your pain and inflammation in the affected tendon this will be done with ice, nsaids and activity avoidance you may also benefit from a local cortisone injection or physical therapy to help alleviate your problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of elbow tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of elbow tendinitis?

Epicondylitis: Most common symptoms are inability to shake hands or grab something from the refrigerator. Pain on the lateral (outside) of the elbow is tennis elbow and medially (inside) it is golfer's elbow. Treatment is strengthening the elbow with wrist exercises. ...Read more

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What do doctors normally do when you have elbow tendinitis?

What do doctors normally do when you have elbow tendinitis?

Several things: We recommend rest, and avoiding repetitive activities. Bracing may help. Oral, topical, or injectable anti-inflammatories may be of use. Platelet rich plasma injections. Physical therapy, and when all else fails, possibly surgery. ...Read more

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Could I still train for my tennis tournament with elbow tendinitis?

Could I still train for my tennis tournament with elbow tendinitis?

It depends: It depends how severe it is and it depends if playing tennis exacerbates the problem. It is best to have the problem treated before resuming competitive tennis. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before lifting weights again if I have elbow tendinitis?

How long should I wait before lifting weights again if I have elbow tendinitis?

Pain free: You should wait until your elbow is pain free before you start lifting weights. If lifting weights bothers your elbow, you should stop or modify the exercises. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon is your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with elbow tendinitis and have clicking when extending. MRI w/o contrast came back normal. Can a MRI w/o contrast find loose body in elbow?

Diagnosed with elbow tendinitis and have clicking when extending. MRI w/o contrast came back normal. Can a MRI w/o contrast find loose body in elbow?

Consider arthrogram: Loose bodies are not the only source of clicking in the elbow, but are a consideration. They are hard to detect in the elbow on an MRI sometimes, and giving IV contrast is not helpful. An arthrogram, in which contrast is injected into the elbow joint itself and then followed by either a CT scan or MRI scan is usually the test if choice for loose bodies. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of elbow tendinitis?

What can I do to take care of elbow tendinitis?

REST and MODIFY: First, use the standard rest ice compression and use some otc meds such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or something that you have used before safely. Next , certainly modufy or restrict the amount of activity you are doing for a short time finally seek medical attention. Often elbow tendonitis responds very well to conservative methods. Stretching and properly applied braces and stretches. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help tennis elbow tendinitis?

Can acupuncture help tennis elbow tendinitis?

Yes, sometimes: There are always three factors involved in answering this kind of question: 1) the nature of the condition, 2) how responsive you are to acupuncture and 3) the skillfulness of the acupuncturist. Responsiveness is a built- in trait and 3-6 treatments will reveal how well you respond to acupuncture. In general, acupuncture is good for tendonitis. ...Read more

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How do I know if my elbows are just really sore or if I have tendinitis?

How do I know if my elbows are just really sore or if I have tendinitis?

Have those examined: Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) are among the most common causes of elbow pain. The pain will be around the bony prominences called epicondyles. Frequently patients will have pain in their elbow when they make a fist. It's common in epicondylitis. You may try ice, nsaids (ibuprofen/naproxen), a tennis elbow band. If none works, see your doc. ...Read more

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Tendinitis in my elbow, can't straighten arm?

Tendinitis in my elbow, can't straighten arm?

Tennis elbow: Patients with epicondylitis or tennis/golfers elbow sometimes lose range of motion in the elbow when the tendonitis is severe. Seek evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

Golfer's Elbow (Definition)

A condition that causes pain on the inner side of the elbow. ...Read more


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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more