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nAz
01-23-2005, 07:27 PM
I have been diagnosed with moderate Tennis Elbow, I was told it would go a way if I keep my arm immobilized. I got this from working so it will be difficult to stop using my arm for more then a week or two with out having to go on workers comp.
It has put a damper on my Pool game, I can not break hard or draw hard which is not always a bad thing i guess. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Anyway I think this has effected some of you before and i was wondering how you may have dealt with it. I came across this item yesterday and i may give it a go... http://tennis-elbow.com/

SpiderMan
01-24-2005, 08:04 AM
Naz,

Use a heating pad whenever possible, even when you're sitting around watching TV. It seems to help most peoples' tennis elbow clear up faster. And be very careful not to sleep on that arm.

SpiderMan

Vapros
01-24-2005, 10:02 AM
I've had a chronic tennis elbow for nearly five years, and also a golfer's elbow on the other arm. Real bummer, and no idea what causes it. A cortisone shot, directly in the elbow, sometimes will give instant relief, but it's temporary and your doctor probably won't allow it more than 2 or 3 times a year. Maybe once is all you will need.

paulfr
01-24-2005, 11:35 PM
I have had battles with TE. I finally beat it by lowering the string tension of my stick to 48 lbs.

Anyway, it actually helps and is good therapy to rub the area gently and the pain will subside. What this does is bring blood circulation to the area.
The best medicine is rest so anything that makes it hurt should be avoided. Sometimes in bad cases this can be jsut picking up a glass of water.
Do not fool around with TE. It can for some take an entire year to fully heal and even then it can easily come back.

bsmutz
01-25-2005, 03:25 PM
I have the constantly recurring type. If I do anything strenuous with my left arm or continually with my right, I will experience pain. I avoid doing anything that causes pain. I've also had good luck with just rubbing the affected elbow. Now I'm having some kind of problem with my right wrist. Whenever I reach for something at the right (or wrong) angle, I get an extremely painful pain, like stretching the tendon or something. It is usually dormant and non-painful, but the wrong movement can bring tears to my eyes and renders my wrist unusable for a few minutes. Ice and heat are good when your TE flares up. If you are constantly irritating it at work, you need to find a different job or it will never heal. It sucks when you can't even do 12 ounce curls!

Rod
01-25-2005, 03:41 PM
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I can not break hard or draw hard which is not always a bad thing i guess.
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You'd be supprised just how much you can do by slowing up. Pool isn't about hard, it's about good timing. Play, what I call slow motion pool. No, you don't have to walk around slow but your stroke should feel likes it's in slow motion.

Sorry about the elbow nAz, quit whacking off so much! LOL

chefjeff
01-25-2005, 05:17 PM
nAz,

Two things to try:

1) Be sure you are not sleeping with your arm cocked under your pillow. This position can result with your head unknowingly putting a lot of pressure on the elbow joint. This was my problem and the pain left within days after I changed sleeping positions.

2) If you have to wait a while until it's healed, practice playing left-handed. Look at it as an opportunity to grow.

fyi,

Jeff Livingston

al654321
01-25-2005, 10:03 PM
Try Glucosamine Chondroitin. It is a natural substance that lubes your joints. You can find it at most health food stores including where I buy mine for my Wife and I which is Indiana Botanic Gardens. You can find them on the web. It cost us $8.95 for 120 caps of 350 mg potency which last us 20 days. Two in the AM and one before bed. We both have a little arthritis, mine in my hip, hers in her hand but no pain since we started taking Glucosamine. I recommended it to one of my team mates who wore a heavy compression band around his elbow because of tennis elbow and bingo, he has no pain and doesn't even wear the arm band. Try it. It takes about two to three weeks to notice a difference but I bet you will notice.

nAz
01-25-2005, 10:51 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SpiderMan:</font><hr> Naz,

Use a heating pad whenever possible, even when you're sitting around watching TV. It seems to help most peoples' tennis elbow clear up faster. And be very careful not to sleep on that arm.

SpiderMan <hr /></blockquote>
Thanks, i tried the heating pad and it seems to help for a little while. ya sleeping on that arms makes it hurt like hell the next day.

nAz
01-25-2005, 10:52 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Vapros:</font><hr> I've had a chronic tennis elbow for nearly five years, and also a golfer's elbow on the other arm. Real bummer, and no idea what causes it. A cortisone shot, directly in the elbow, sometimes will give instant relief, but it's temporary and your doctor probably won't allow it more than 2 or 3 times a year. Maybe once is all you will need. <hr /></blockquote>

I was thinking of asking for one but the pain has not been constant so i will hold off asking for it.

nAz
01-25-2005, 10:56 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bsmutz:</font><hr> I have the constantly recurring type. If I do anything strenuous with my left arm or continually with my right, I will experience pain. I avoid doing anything that causes pain. I've also had good luck with just rubbing the affected elbow. Now I'm having some kind of problem with my right wrist. Whenever I reach for something at the right (or wrong) angle, I get an extremely painful pain, like stretching the tendon or something. It is usually dormant and non-painful, but the wrong movement can bring tears to my eyes and renders my wrist unusable for a few minutes. Ice and heat are good when your TE flares up. If you are constantly irritating it at work, you need to find a different job or it will never heal. It sucks when you can't even do 12 ounce curls! <hr /></blockquote>

ahh you know my pain, today i could not open up a bottle of Pepsi, i had to ask someone to do it for me. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif I really don't want to quit my though but if it gets worse im out of there.

nAz
01-25-2005, 11:00 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> &lt;/font&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;font class="small"&gt;Quote:&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr /&gt;
I can not break hard or draw hard which is not always a bad thing i guess.
<hr /></blockquote>

You'd be supprised just how much you can do by slowing up. Pool isn't about hard, it's about good timing. Play, what I call slow motion pool. No, you don't have to walk around slow but your stroke should feel likes it's in slow motion.

Sorry about the elbow nAz, quit whacking off so much! LOL <hr /></blockquote>

Hey Rod, i played 14.1 today and had three runs over 25 one was 34, all that by hitting softly pocket speed and i notice that the pain was hardly noticible when i stayed down and followed through more then i noramlly do. i wonder if im on to something, Seriously.

naz~ can't wack off but can shoot better /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

nAz
01-25-2005, 11:03 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote chefjeff:</font><hr> nAz,
2) If you have to wait a while until it's healed, practice playing left-handed. Look at it as an opportunity to grow.

fyi,

Jeff Livingston <hr /></blockquote>

Ya i have been thinking the same thing over the last week and i think i will try to shoot left handed while my arm heals, it can only help my game .

Paul_Mon
01-26-2005, 04:36 AM
Ok, all you elbow pain suffers I'll let you in on what cured me of tennis elbow. First off let me tell you that I got it from lifting a motorcycle onto the back of a pickup and the other guys end slipped and sent a shock thru to my elbow resulting in the injury. At the time I was bowling and golfing in great pain, using the Velcro ace bandage just below the elbow. Since I'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen traditional treatment was impossible. After many cortisone shots I finally had a specialist tell me about the following exercise that cured me within 6 weeks. BTW, I was so bad that I could not pour a gallon of milk or even push on the top of a shave cream can without extreme pain. Here is the exercise. Get a small soft ball (I used a racquet ball) and squeeze it gently with your arm fully extended (knuckles up) and your wrist straight. While gently squeezing bend your wrist down. Now turn your arm so that your knuckles are facing right and repeat. Then do the same thing with with the knuckles facing left. DO NOT over do it, if it hurts squeeze less and do fewer reps. Always continue with the anti-inflamatories and good
luck.

Paul Mon

Vagabond
01-26-2005, 05:30 AM
Hi nAZ,
Sorry to hear that.I sugest that u move in to wendy`s place and she will take care of u.I am serious.Wishing for quick recovery.your friend
vagabond /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif