How do I get rid of this annoying tennis elbow pain? It’s been almost two years now?

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  1. mysticduder, 22 February, 2011

    lateral epicodylitis is actually lots of tiny little tears in the tendon (end of your muscle) around where it attaches to your elbow.

    Have you tried ice & ibuproffen, stretching, and trying not to overuse it?

    You can ask your doctor for an OT or PT prescription to do "iontophoresis with dexamethasone" 3 times a week for a few weeks to see if this helps… draws a liquid steroid thru your skin into the muscle to promote healing..takes a half hour…some patients really benefit from it.

    Also there’s plain old ultrasound, again needing at least 3 visits per week to be effective…the efficacy of this one is a little less proven, but can be woth a shot if you’re in pain.

  2. sarch_uk, 22 February, 2011

    I was given a steroid injection in my elbow…that helped enormously….if it hadn’t worked, I was offered the option of having my elbow operated on.

    You need to talk to a doctor to see what can be offered to you….don’t put up with the pain, it’s too debilitating.

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