What's wrong with my elbow? Any tests for tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is the most common cause of lateral elbow pain. Diagnosis is made by history (pain over outside of elbow, worse picking up with palm facing down), and examination (tenderness over outer part of elbow, pain with resisted extension of the wrist). If symptoms present for more than month, despite rest, ice, and nsaids, see an orthopedic specialist for consultation.

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I had a cortisone shot for tennis elbow this am now my whole elbow feels numb. What's wrong?

Anesthetic. Most likely the anesthetic used for the shot affected the feeling nerves around your elbow. It should slowly improve through the day and evening. If it does not or increases, call the office of the doctor who injected you. Read more...
Possibly nerve affec. Possibly nerve affected. If does not clear up within the day, it needs to be evaluated to assure no permanent damage. Read more...

I'm having tennis elbow injection for arm pains can feel on my finger tips but doc keeps saying tennis elbow andwon't do test. Do I just take his word?

Tennis elbow does - -effect fingers. @ 41 you R more of a recreational player I would assume. There is no need for expensive testing such as an MRI. The diagnosis is from the physical examination & treatment is pretty standard. Read more...

What type of exercise (s) can I do for my tennis elbow to strengthen it?

The hammer exercise. An exercise that is effective in strengthening tennis elbow is the "hammer" exercise. With your elbow bent at 90 degrees and forearm parallel to the floor, hold in your hand the end of the handle of a hammer (or tennis racket). Rotate your forearm and wrist so that the hammer head forms an arc from left to right and back again. Do this several times a day to strengthen the brachioradialis muscle. Read more...
Watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqilwnleeda or http://www.Hughston.Com/hha/a.Seven.Htm. Read more...

Is tennis elbow permanent?

No. It is an overuse syndrome due to using the wrist & finger extensor muscles (which attach at the outside of the elbow) to do heavy repetitive work (what the biceps & triceps are made for). It is typically self limited, but perhaps 5-10% of pts. Opt for surgery due to significant pain. Read more...

What do I do for tennis elbow?

Brace rest. Rest, counterforce bracing and exercises. See a rehab physician or orthopedic surgeon. Read more...
Start with RICE. Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. Read more...

How should I treat tennis elbow?

Physical Therapy. Tennis elbow is a common name for lateral epicondylitis. This is an inflammation of the bump on the outside of your elbow where the muscles that extend your wrist attach, caused by overuse. A do skilled in osteopathic manipulation should have several treatment options for you. Physical therapy is essential. In the meantime, i would suggest rest, ice and NSAID as needed. 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 more...
Rest. you have to baby the elbow and do less of what caused it in the first place. you have to avoid lifting with the muscles that extend your elbow and lift more with your biceps tendon. take antiinflammatories and seek the help of a hand surgeon if you dont improve for a cortisone shot. Read more...
R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression are usually a good initial treatment. The is a brace known as a counter force brace that can help as can taking an anti- inflammatory. If that does not work, seeing an orthopedic surgeon for a cortisone shot usually takes care of it. Read more...