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Slight Flare-up of Tennis Elbow (Tendonitis)


#1

Hi all,

I used to get this a lot in my left elbow during my teens 20 years back, and every few years it flares up a little. Usually happens if a weight drops suddenly or I move the elbow in a jerky fashion, and it kicked off a couple of weeks back when I didn't oil the lat tower for seated pulls, I like to use an explosive force to bring the attachment to my stomach and then 2 seconds back evenly, and I think it's the former movement that caused the flare up. It has been dissipating since then, but not disappeared completely.

Any recommendations? Ice, NSAids??

Cheers,

Jaybee


#2

Besides Ice, and the occasional use of NSAIDs, rest is the only other that I know of. I have heard that using accupuncture and neoprene sleeves can help, but don't know about the research on that.

I've had the same thing in my left elbow, and anytime I ramp up the volume for more than a couple of workouts it starts to creep in again.


#3

I hope your already taking fish oil.
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#4

Ermmm...ehhhh

(looks around sheepishly having forgot to take any for over a week)

I'll, ummmm... get on it straight away.


#5

Took the Cod liver oil, helped for the left.

Let my dumb younger brother harangue me into an arm-wrestle on a drunken dare two nights ago, you can guess who won the arm-wrestle, and who today lost the ability to train his elbow.

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