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tennis elbow surgery
« on: March 02, 2011, 02:53:14 PM »
I have suffered with this for the past 3 years. I have had 3 injections in each elbow, they lasted about 3 months each. I have had physio and ultrasound. Still no help. I went to visit a specialist yesterday and he told me i need to have surgery on both elbows. thats going to put me out of work and out of the gym for a long time. Has anyone had this procedure done and can anyone recommend anything different please

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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 03:23:19 PM »
Reading this this morning, not sure if this helps..

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/health/01brody.html?_r=2


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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 03:25:26 PM »
Ouchie!

I suffered from elbow pain/tendinitis for years(worse case scenario it was hard to lift a coffee cup to my mouth or comb my hair) but once I quit nightshades it improved quite dramatically. That said at the same time I finally consulted a chiropractor for my neck/upper back issues so that may have had a positive impact as well.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3841/is_200203/ai_n9023492/pg_4/?tag=content;col1

Despite the love them/hate them response from people to the subject of chiro I know from personal experience that I am now painfree thanks to my DC. It took a leap of faith no different from accepting paleo and I am so glad I jumped for both of them.

Most folk get chiro coverage with their benefits so seek out a good sports chiro before you resort to  surgery....worse thing you have to lose is some time.

Best of luck.

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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 06:37:04 PM »
Ghostman1 what is the surgery?
 I'm guessing it's debridement of the diseased tissue of extensor carpi radialis brevis?

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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 10:07:20 AM »
Wlfdg thats exactly what it is, in both arms. I am a plumber and tiler  and its an overuse injury. The gym hasn't helped either


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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 10:10:58 AM »
I don't imagine further stress in the gym would be of benefit.

What modalities did the therapists use to treat it?

What kind of protocol are you following on your own?

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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 11:47:01 AM »
I have started aspirin today in the hope that it stops the inflammation. I take omega3 fish oil daily (2400mg) and have done the past 4 months. I also take a chondroitin complex, it has glucosamine (1500mg), chondroitin sulphate (1200mg). I take 3 of them a day. I am eating high fat and high protein. Also low carbs. No nightshades and no alcohol. I don't do any exercises in the gym to aggravate the condition. And I don't want surgery.

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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 12:06:26 PM »
I don't blame you for not wanting surgery.
Give this a look over. Despite his affiliation with Cro$$fit K Starr is a super smart guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEHG8yFdAdc

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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 02:10:46 PM »
thanks for that. I don't know if that would apply to me as its the lateral side of my elbows that are the problems

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Re: tennis elbow surgery
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 03:44:37 PM »
thanks for that. I don't know if that would apply to me as its the lateral side of my elbows that are the problems
Golfer's or Suitcase Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is treated with the same modalities. You focus on the extensor's