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Tennis Elbow..??

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  1. wahoowa

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    Thank you, Ron, I'm pretty "good" with my stretching/cardio/old man yoga routine - it's really just a tennis elbow injury (actually resulted from a paddling incident :rolleyes:) I'm focusing on right now. Enough folks got relief from the Todd Scott video that I want to try it!

    The gyro ball is really cool concept of creating resistance, might need to look into those (vs thera bands and the like)
     
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  3. ferraripete

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    this is my issue as well. I think even holding a cell phone for any extended period further inflames the tennis elbow.
     
  4. rdefabri

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    I have a serious case of this going on at least a year, and historically off/on for 30 years. I’m an active weight trainer and roll jiu-jitsu, and I’m 50, so I expect it.

    I sit in my home office and leaning on my elbow aggravates it, as does my mattress believe it or not.

    Like OP, I’m a skeptic, but the elbow compression sleeves have been a godsend. I wear them when I sleep and when I train, and whenever it bothers me.

    Since I’ve had this a long time, I’m not sure it will go away, but I can control it, and that’s great.
     
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    Dude’s forearms are huge!
     
  6. wahoowa

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    Almost 8 months here :( - was slowly getting better (doing the gyro ball, wearing a wrist brace, broom stick and wall stretch) and a couple days ago while visiting one of our kids my dog (on a leash - he's rarely on a leash) runs outside (she has two dogs and they are nuts together); I grab the leash, the dog keeps going and I bugger the elbow up all over again.

    Had this soooo many times but it always went away in a week or so. Was suggested I try acupuncture and chiropractor, my daughter (a licensed massage therapist and manager of a new tech clinic) thinks it may be neck related.

    Totally sux - and ski season is upon us!
     
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  8. rdefabri

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    At least one F-Chatter suggested gripping something can aggravate it. I noticed when I use free weights, I tend to grip the bar / dumbbells HARD. I’ve tried loosening my grip (or open hand when possible) and that’s also helped a lot.
     
  9. wahoowa

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    From what I hear - you just gotta leave it alone, light exercise LOTS of ice. IIRC correctly you hit the free weights pretty hard - I would think that will delay the healing process significantly. I even keep the effed up elbow arm on the "heart monitor grip" when on the elliptical and not on the machines swinging arms.

    I know that so many folks are dealing w so many serious issues that make our silly elbows seem trite - but damn it, it sure hurts!
     

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