- severe elbow pain??
Not sure what you mean by the knobbly bit.
Epicondyle probably means some kind of tennis elbow-style inflammation, but there’s a few things it could be. Does it hurt equally when you lift it palm up and palm down, or when you’re turning the palm over eg tipping out a saucepan?
The advice is usually the same – ice it, rest it.Posted 8 months ago
That will be it. I first annoyed mine by rock climbing, then aggravated it playing Team Fortress 2 all day one weekend. 🙂
If it’s an acute flare-up then RICE and, to a lesser extent, ibuprofen should help a bit. If it grumbles on for more than a couple of weeks then those things won’t work, and I can recommend a sports physio in Yeadon who specialises in climbing injuries and sorted mine with massage, stretching and strengthening exercises.Posted 8 months agonorthernsoulSubscriber
I had something similar (but not quite so extreme) a couple of years ago – I traced it to the way I was putting my laptop into its carry bag (squeeze + twist). I found an elbow support was really helpful (as well as changing how I handled my laptop):Posted 8 months agotimbaMember
I had tennis elbow and I couldn’t open a packet of crisps without pain while gripping opposite sides of the bag and pulling
The other common one is golfers’ elbow. Go online, a couple of stretches in particular directions will identify which it’s likely to be. RICE might sort it, physio, steroid jab, operation in ascending orderPosted 8 months agoGunzMember
I’ve had golfer’s and tennis elbow (why can’t they be called shark wrestlers elbow or something) and generally pain above the elbow is tennis and underneath is golfer. I use a support like this one:
and do these exercises:
It can be caused by a myriad of reasons, I did mine lifting buckets of cement.Posted 8 months ago
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