Tendonitis, Anyone?

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    Aug 08, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    I've gotten conflicting information on what to do to help relieve tennis elbow/tendonitis.
    Ice.
    Ice then heat.
    Heat only.

    The ONLY thing the seems to help is heat and a good massage.icon_wink.gif
    Advice?
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    Aug 09, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    You may get more information when googling the correct spelling, which is tendinitis.
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    Aug 09, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1231903-overview

    treatment suggestions included in link above. Any orthopedist will tell you the key to recovery is rest, rest, rest. Ice after initial injury (or if you prefer it over heat), heat later and NSAIDs for several days... I like celebrex (Rx only). Massage is fine if helpful.

    Correct spelling of the body part is 'tendon', therefore tendonitis is fine... Tendinitis is also informally used.
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    Aug 09, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    I had a serious case in my shoulder - serious pain and I could not raise my arm much higher than my waist. I had to have two steroid shots in my shoulder to reduce inflammation enough that I could move my arm. The rest of the treatment was rest, rest, rest. Also, a heating pad over my shoulder helped alot. So, now I'm past that part, and am doing physical therapy for strength and flexibility.
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    Aug 09, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
    I have terrible tennis elbow. It hurts like hell when I workout my bis.
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    Aug 09, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    I've had tendonitis in my arms, elbows and hand for over 15 years. Usually stretching and messaging helps me....and rest (if I've overdone something)
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    Aug 09, 2010 7:16 AM GMT
    tendinitis, tendinosis or tendinopathy??? how long has it been going on for?

    usually elbow injuries have been going on for a while, unless you have just injured it, so i would assume theres some tissue damage in there too...most of the time thet happen due to overuse or compensation from a movement further up (usually upper back/neck)....work out what aggravates it then try to modify that activity and then focus on getting it treated - acupuncture seems to work best
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    Aug 09, 2010 10:59 AM GMT
    steroid injection to the spot, mixed with an anti-inflammatory is the way to go. Nothing else will work.
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    Aug 09, 2010 1:25 PM GMT
    rightasrain said

    Correct spelling of the body part is 'tendon', therefore tendonitis is fine... Tendinitis is also informally used.



    Rightasrain is, of course, right as rain! :-)
    I'm attempting to rest it as much as possible, however being right-handed and it being my right elbow..hard to do. It was feeling pretty good until yesterday while getting something off a peg-hook high up at Homo Depot, I felt it 'pang' again and now it's aching...although not as severe as at first. The pain in the elbow is sufferable, it's the pain in my wrist/finger that really bothers me. Can't flip the bird anymore without pain! LOL