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    Tennis Elbow

    Hello

    Anyone here ever had a tennis elbow ?

    I did my push up using my fist instead of my palm and apparently that caused tennis elbow on both arms. I can feel a sore spot close my shoulders too. Went to the doctor and was told that I needed to do some self-exercise plus . It's been 2-3 weeks and still the muscles between the shoulder and arms are still sore/painful especially if I lift my arms.

    Any experience how long Tennis elbow will heal ? Or any other suggestion to speed up the healing process (I tried ice, heating pads, etc)

    Thanks



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    I thought that Tennis Elbow usually caused pain in the upper forearm? Other than surgery, rest is the only "cure" for TE.

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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    I had it in HS because I pitched and played Tennis. It would kill on my off day when I was playing in the outfield. It started up recently in the past few years from Golf.
    It can be hard to get rid of if you keep doing the motion that 'caused' it. I have been told Ice, and an elbow wrap. I prefer painkillers instead.....


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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    I had what I self-diagnosed as TE that I could only guess was from work. It sucked because I would go to lift or grab something heavy and just drop it from the shooting pain.

    Luckily I got a different job in the office and now it hardly ever bothers me. Rest is pretty hard and I didnt seem to think the arm band which is to apply pressure seemed to do much good.

    Good luck!


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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    Quote Originally Posted by linkshero View Post
    I had it in HS because I pitched and played Tennis. It would kill on my off day when I was playing in the outfield. It started up recently in the past few years from Golf.
    It can be hard to get rid of if you keep doing the motion that 'caused' it. I have been told Ice, and an elbow wrap. I prefer painkillers instead.....
    Thanks, the problem is sometimes I'm to stubborn to keep on doing the push-up wuith my fist LOL. It felt much better couple of days ago and I did the push up several times yesterday and the day before. Now my elbows are really sore again LOL



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    I started getting it about 7 years ago playing softball and now I get it every year a few games into the season. Once I get it I have soreness throwing for the rest of the season. It takes a couple months to get totally back to where I can throw again without soreness, and even then it's only a matter of time before it gets sore again.



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    Doesn't sound like tennis elbow to me. I've had it and the pain is in your forearms. Sounds to me like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. If it is tennis elbow I'd get a thing called a "Bandit". It's a hard plastic deal that you wrap around your forearm. Don't know why it works, but it did. It still doesn't sound like you have tennis elbow. I'd go see a chiropractor for an adjustment.



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    I've heard of that armband working well. Other than that, all you can do is rest it....and building up the muscles around the joint can be helpful for some as well.



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    I've heard of that armband working well. Other than that, all you can do is rest it....and building up the muscles around the joint can be helpful for some as well.
    I had a case that lasted nearly 2 years. I had gone the PT route and was completely off my workout routine for over a year. I had a surgical consult and the doctor said if it was carpal tunnel it was a slamdunk. But he said cutting on my elbow was more like a 3 pointer from the top of the key. Meaning he could NOT guarantee results.

    I hate to wait - especially when measured in months and years - but it finally did completely resolve and I've had no problems since (5+ years ago).



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    I've had it. The armband helped me a lot. I wore it for almost 6 months. Ice in the morning and evening helped relieve the pain. I know it's not easy but if you really want to speed up the healing process, rest it when you can.



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    Hello

    Anyone here ever had a tennis elbow ?

    I did my push up using my fist instead of my palm and apparently that caused tennis elbow on both arms. I can feel a sore spot close my shoulders too. Went to the doctor and was told that I needed to do some self-exercise plus . It's been 2-3 weeks and still the muscles between the shoulder and arms are still sore/painful especially if I lift my arms.

    Any experience how long Tennis elbow will heal ? Or any other suggestion to speed up the healing process (I tried ice, heating pads, etc)

    Thanks
    This is very common to get tennis elbow doing a pushup on your fists. Do not do that again.

    TE can last for months.


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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    Thanks again all. I hope mine doesn't last 2 years. I had some pain in the forearms but mainly in the upper elbow. I think it could be 2 separate injuries (with my shoulder).



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    This is very common to get tennis elbow doing a pushup on your fists. Do not do that again.

    TE can last for months.
    I concur. I had TE off and on for over two years. Finally decided to take 6 months off to shake it.

    Ice, fish oil, arm band, and sneaking in as much rest as possible seemed to manage TE enough that I could still lift. Eventually it did limit my gains.



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    Get used to it. Had it since 1984. Aleve and extended rest (3-6 months) and Aleve is all that helps me. Extended rest is not usually an option.



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    Re: Tennis Elbow

    Glucosamine and fish oil help. But rest was the only thing that fixed it for me. Also loosening my string tension helped.


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