Tennis Elbow AND Golf Elbow!!!

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  1. nadal&roddickfan

    nadal&roddickfan New User

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    wow this is a real bummer. It's the summer, and I can't even enjoy a game of tennis. Only thing to do now is to bring out that ice pack and wait...
     
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  2. rocky b

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    does your forearm hurt or is there just pain by the bone? I have the same problem from my strings being to tight or from trying to slice the serve to hard. Whats worse then not playing during the summer
     
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  3. nadal&roddickfan

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    actually, I think the pain is in both. is that bad? Also, should i see a doctor, or let time do it's thing?
     
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  4. rocky b

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    how long has it been. There is nothing a doctor can do except give you a cortizone injection. I would keep ice on it 6-7 times a day and rest until you feel ready to go back. Use a very soft string and start easy
     
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  5. nadal&roddickfan

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    I recently switched to HEAD Fibergel control. It feels better on my arm, but they move an inch every shot, so i have to re-adjust them EVERY SINGLE shot. Also, it's been two months for tennis elbow, and one month for golf elbow.
     
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  6. Moz

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    I'm battling golfers elbow at the moment. You have my sympathy.

    A doctor would be able to prescribe anti-inflammatories which will help. With these you can play through the summer at least.

    As well as equipment you may want to get your technique checked.
     
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  7. andreh

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    Note that there are some anti-inflammatories available over the counter such as naproxen and ibuprofen.

    Doctors can prescribe other kinds, but my experience with so-call more potent anti-inflammatories is that they are actually not that more potent (at least for elbow problems).

    Also you have to take them regularly for several days at least for there to be any significant anti-inflammatory action. They are mostly painkillers and the talk about anti-inflammatory action might give people the idea that they are greater facilitators for the healing process than they actually are.
     
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  8. nadal&roddickfan

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    okay, thanks. I might try some anti-inflammatories. After I get through the summer, I can heal up my arm.
     
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  9. Tombhoneb

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    I feel your pain, try some Acupuncture as well as staying off court for a while, if that does not help go for the cortizone injections... also i think u can have an operation to solve it, an extreme option though!!

    Hope you get back on court soon !!
     
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  10. xnarek

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    Give me 5! L||||
     
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  11. TheJRK

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    Don't wait until the summer is over to "heal up your arm". I know it sucks when you can't play but you're doing more damage to your tendons and when you finally decide to take a break, it might be too late. Then you might be out for like 6 months.

    I've recently recovered from TE myself. As soon as I felt it, I went to the doc to get diagnosed and get some hardcore NSAIDS. Then, (here's the hard part), I didn't play for 2 months. After that I started lifting light weights, getting my strength back, and then finally I started hitting twice a week maybe, usually for only an hour each time.

    It's been a month now since I got back into it and I have absolutely no pain, it's really amazing. Trust me, take time off and REST, that's the most important thing.
     
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