epicondylitis Ouch!?

I have been diagnosed with epicondylitis (tennis elbow). I have had it for ever and cant get it to heal. it hurts so bad, I cant lift a glass of water with out pain. I have used the elbow wraps and taken tons on ibuprophen. My dr. says to put heat on it, I read on the internet that ice is best? Any suggestions?

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  1. Dennis R, 29 November, 2009

    Ice is probably best but at this point you are beyond conservative treatments like meds and ice from really helping much. If you have not already done so try doing 4-6 weeks of physical therapy…if that doesnt help then surgery may be the only thing left to help it.

  2. rnrobyn, 29 November, 2009

    Alternate heat with ice. See which one works better for you. You should not keep a heating pad or ice pack on for more than 20 minutes at a time, as it can cause an opposite effect.

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