how do i treat tennis elbow?

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  1. roshambo76, 20 January, 2010

    Is there such a thing? I thought it was made up.

  2. Casey, 20 January, 2010

    With dignity and respect.

  3. lilv_03, 20 January, 2010

    ok, what exactly is a tennis elbow?!

    advil?!? aleve?! get one of those lil brace thingies to go on your elbow whenever you play… and if it gets worse– see a doc

  4. BabyCakes, 20 January, 2010

    introduce it to football knee

  5. tommybear45, 20 January, 2010

    by playing less tennis

  6. Spaghetti MY, 20 January, 2010

    A Sit Down,
    A Cup Of Twinnings And
    A Cucumber Sandwich.

    HOPE THIS HELPS

  7. god knows and sees else Yahoo, 20 January, 2010

    Treatment
    Initial treatment of tennis elbow usually involves self-care steps including rest, icing the area and use of acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve, others). If those steps don’t help and you still have pain and limited motion after a week or so, your doctor may suggest other steps. These may include:

    Analyzing the way you use your arm at work or at play. Your doctor may suggest that experts evaluate your tennis technique or job tasks to determine the best steps to reduce stress on your injured tissue. This may mean going to a two-handed backhand in tennis or taking ergonomic steps at work to ensure that the way you use your wrist and forearm doesn’t continue to contribute to your symptoms.
    Exercises. Your doctor — or physical therapist to whom you’ve been referred by your doctor — may suggest exercises to gradually stretch and strengthen your muscles, especially the muscles of your forearm. Once you’ve learned these exercises, you can do them at home or at work. Your doctor may also suggest you wear straps or braces to reduce stress on the injured tissue.
    Corticosteroids. If your pain is severe and persistent, your doctor may suggest an injection of a corticosteroid medication. Corticosteroids are drugs that help to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation. Injectable corticosteroids rarely cause serious side effects, although they may temporarily raise blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. However, these medications don’t provide a clear long-term benefit over physical therapy exercises or taking a wait and see approach and simply resting your arm. Your doctor may also suggest use of topical corticosteroids for pain relief. These corticosteroids are absorbed through your skin during a treatment called iontophoresis, which involves drawing the medication into the tissue through electrical charges.
    Surgery. If other approaches haven’t relieved your pain, if you’ve been faithful with your rehabilitation program and given it enough time, and if the activity of your arm is still restricted, your doctor may suggest surgery. Only about one in 10 people with tennis elbow need surgery. You’ll be able to have the surgery done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day. Surgery involves either trimming the inflamed tendon, or surgically releasing and then reattaching the tendon to relieve pain.
    Other treatments for tennis elbow are being investigated. Some treatments being studied include low-energy shock wave treatment and treatment with topical nitric oxide.

  8. elguzano1, 20 January, 2010

    That is one painful ache. Only thing I know other than time is cortisone shots, they are extremely painful. Wrap your elbow and try not to use it as much. You need to nurse it. I went one year with the pain from it until it finally went away. I worked in construction so it was hard for me to nurse it.

    Try going to a Chiropractor too.

  9. flyassballerchick, 20 January, 2010

    hit your elbow with a tennis racket

  10. sunflower1237, 20 January, 2010

    First take your tennis racket and beat your affected arm with it until the racket bends…. that should solve your problem.

    Just kidding.

    There are some nifty wraps to wear just below your affected elbow that tend to work pretty well. Regardless, you should consult your medical professional about any treatment.

  11. mercman1963, 20 January, 2010

    I have tennis elbow. I take anti inflammatory and i have a pneumatic armband around my arm all the time. You have to rest it and you should not move it too much. it goes away on it’s own after about a year or so. Some people take shots for it.

  12. dathinman8, 20 January, 2010

    This web page gives you more info than I ever could about diagnosis treatment and prevention. Good Luck!

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