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Does anyone have any advice for tennis elbow? Have had injection, in PT, and been taking anti-inflammatories, and using ice. This has been hurting for abut three months. Thanks!!

By April 29, 2010 - 2:00pm
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I'm sorry to hear about your elbow pain. I'm a physical therapist who just wrote a book about shoulder and elbow pain that may have some answers for you. It's on Amazon and is called Fixing You: Shoulder & Elbow Pain. In my experience, shoulder function is integral to elbow function. With elbow pain, typically focus is placed on superficial muscles such as the extensor carpi radialis muscles (in the case of tennis elbow) or flexor carpi radialis (in the case of golfers’ elbow). I believe the problems lie elsewhere. I explain what I believe to be an overlooked connection between the shoulder and elbow joints and how to test for problems and correct them. I wish you the best and, after reading the book, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Rick Olderman

April 29, 2010 - 7:44pm

The only other advice provided is rest of the injury, and I assume you are doing this as well?

You can read our tennis elbow information by clicking on the link: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/lateral-epicondylitis#treatment.

I'm curious what your doctor and PT has told you about how long you can expect full recovery to take. Many injuries, depending on severity, can take 6 months or longer.

I hope you'll hear from others who have experienced tennis elbow, and we can learn what helped them as well.

April 29, 2010 - 5:28pm
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