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    Rosi Sexton
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    Hi Rosi ,


    do you need to treat tennis elbow as my GP told me to strap it for 3 weeks, I didnt and I still have it.... lol what can be done for it except rest ?

    thanks
    Tennis elbow often responds well to treatment, and no, it won't always go away with rest on its own.

    Massage, mobilization and stretching can work well. Really, you need someone who will address the biomechanics of the whole arm rather than just press on the sore bit though. There are also taping methods that can sometimes give fast results (but not the usual "wrap a piece of tape round your forearm" type taping - that just moves the problem 2 inches down the arm....). Sometimes contrast bathing (ice / heat) to improve blood flow to the area can help reduce recovery time.

    Of course, this is all assuming that it IS tennis elbow - there are plenty of other things it could also be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosi View Post
    Tennis elbow often responds well to treatment, and no, it won't always go away with rest on its own.

    Massage, mobilization and stretching can work well. Really, you need someone who will address the biomechanics of the whole arm rather than just press on the sore bit though. There are also taping methods that can sometimes give fast results (but not the usual "wrap a piece of tape round your forearm" type taping - that just moves the problem 2 inches down the arm....). Sometimes contrast bathing (ice / heat) to improve blood flow to the area can help reduce recovery time.

    Of course, this is all assuming that it IS tennis elbow - there are plenty of other things it could also be.
    cool,thanks, it affects me most when boxing, full extension of the arm...
    i will try that contrast bathing ... thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbroster View Post
    Hi,

    For tennis elbow, go to a sports massage therapist, an osteopath (or me!)
    Despite what doctors tell you about resting it etc, it can often be massaged away.
    I recently treated a school teacher who was having quite bad trouble with his right elbow. His GP had told him to rest it and see what happened - a couple of months later it was a lot worse.
    Two days after I treated him he played cricket and said that it was now fine.
    It takes me about 40 mins to do this (it does hurt).

    On a related note; I was a tennis orphan! My mum is a county level tennis player (Kent veterans) but 25 years ago her GP told her she would have to give it up because of tennis elbow. After a week or so of not knowing what to do with herself, she saw a guy who stuck 2 needles into her forearm and passed electricity through them - sorted!

    In my experience, tennis elbow often/usually gets worse (obviously, I tend to see people where it has worsened), but it is relatively easy to treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white belt for life View Post
    Nothing like a bit of self promotin is there Jon!
    Unfortunately you missed the bit with the fish 'n' loaves.

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    A update. I havent done nothing in 2 Weeks this Monday but still having a niggling pain in my Elbow. Its not as bad as it was earlier in the week as i was popping Ibuprofen and Cocodamol but now im just finishing the supply of Ibuprofen like my Doctor said. I'm unsure though if its a intelligent idea to go to BJJ class this Monday so may lay off it to Wednesy or even Saturdays Open Mat class. I might try pushing myself and attempting some sets of press ups and seeing how it reacts to that 1st.

    Thanks for some of the advice guys.

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    I used to suffer from tendonitis but it just disappeared after I started training in a Gi more and more, another dude I train with used to have it as well when he started training as well but it just seems to have disappeared for him as well.

    I've noticed that if I dont train for a longer period say two weeks or more it can come back on the first session.

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    Good news. I went to my usual Open Mat session today and Arm didnt give me no ammount of trouble. Its good to be rolling again .

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    do drill armbar escapes 1000 times fren
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    Ive had pain in my right pinky side elbow joint after surviving a tight armbar which i heard that horrid crunch bubble wrap noise, to be fair ive had this a few times but i jarred it again on holiday lifting a ficking case of all things, generally aches when i sleep on it like crazy and odd niggle now and then,three weeks now and still no improvement, been popping brofen, considering docs, any ideas on time duration on repair, not trained for three weeks and need to get back on mats asap
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