Tennis Elbow Advice Please
Had pain for 6+ months, seen a specialist who took blood and injected 2ml into the tendon area near the elbow and generally stabbed about abit to cause a bit of inflammation to promote repair and the extra blood aids the repair. I though it was bollox but its been 2 weeks and it actually feels better!!!Posted 4 years ago
have a poke around the muscle to see if there are any sore spots.
If there are go and get a sport massage to concentrate on that area – percussive type massage tp really ‘smash it up’. Wait for it to recover, using ice, etc.
Then use a grip exerciser or powerball to exercise the muscle and keep it in better shape.
My elbow was in a state a few years ago – had 3 sport massages with the guy really hammering it, and it has been fine since, with a bit of grip exercising every now and again.
Before that I had pyroformis syndrome and a sore spot in my glut – same treatment fixed that – minus the grip exercisers…Posted 4 years ago
Have you officially been diagnosed with that or is is self diagnosis? when you talk about riding are you saying MTBing? I’ve been diagnosed with tenni elbow which is from too much computer use, tensing the muscles in the forearm which is preventing the ulnar head (I think!!?) from moving freely. I’ve had acupuncture and kinesiology taping which seems to have helped, however I still have days when it’s painful and days when it isn’t. I was told if it doesn’t aggravate it to continue doing it so I’ve found MTBing is fine for it. Just spent 3 days MTBing in Wales had it taped up and this week my arm has never felt better…probably because I haven’t been forced to sit in front of a computer. If you ride a road bike DON’T use the tops, this forces your arm to sit in an un natural position, whereas on the hoods that is your arms natural sitting position if your arm was hanging down by your side.
Just make sure you get proper treatment, resting it alone won’t do anything. you need to deal with the tense muscles and locked joints. Good luck as it is a right pain in the ass.Posted 4 years ago
Good luck as it is a right pain in the ass.
no, he is only complaining about the elbow…
munge-chick – you should take my advice as well, mine was aggravated by long hours of computer use. Currently working 12+ hours every day for the last 8 weeks and no elbow problems…Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
If it’s only been a few days, chances are that rest, ice and gentle stretching/massage will settle it. If it lingers on for weeks despite these steps, or starts causing pain when loaded in everyday activities (tipping out a saucepan was the classic one for me) then it might be time to see a physio.
I found the stretches and dumb-bell exercises detailed here useful once the pain levels had settled down a bit. May work better from climber’s perspective though.Posted 4 years agofastfarrellMember
I had it in both arms, cut out the mountain biking for a while, bought a road bike to maintain my overall fitness, got smacked up on nurofen and did some specific exercises, when I played out on the mtb I wore a brace on my forearm just before the elbow to reduce any more damage.
Link to the exercises i did, it takes yonks to get back to normal, no quick fix!
Posted 4 years ago
no quick fix!
I don’t agree, mine and my piriformis syndrome fixed up pretty quick once I had some heavy massage work on the offending muscles.
I think it works along the lines of damaging the muscle and then it repairs, or something like that.
I have a friend who is an osteopath and practices deep needle acupuncture, and the acupuncture seems to work along the same lines.Posted 4 years agobazhallSubscriber
I have suffered from tendonitis and tenosynovitis for the past 3 and half years and it is not nice, I sometimes get pain free periods but not that often due to the tenosynovitis, which is when the tendon sheath becomes swollen. You should really get the pain diagnosed to see if it is tennis elbow or golfers elbow which affects the inside of the elbow instead, like others have said rest, rest and more rest along with ice and ibuprofen to keep any swelling down.Posted 4 years agoSpongebobMember
I had that. I used one of these
I think it helped, but the injury will take time to heal and you never know whether the expensive gadget you bought did the trick, or whether it got better on its own.
As a last resort, Hydrocortisone injections offer relief, but the problem isn’t often resolved. These injections can cause unsightly localised disfiguration from the uneven breakdown of fat, or so I was told by my GP. Oh and these injections are very painful.Posted 4 years agosteelfanMember
Thanks for all the advice. It was self diagnosis but now its been confirmed by a physio that it is tennis elbow.Posted 4 years ago
It seems a little better this week so will see how it goes staying off the bike for a while. Its a real struggle having to get the train to work when the weather is so nice and I could be riding the bike!
What as it like squeezing a tennis ball? Does that help? If so I’ll have to give it a go! It isn’t even that painful (in comparison to some injuries) it’s more the level of pain (if you get what I mean) the constant pins and needles and feeling mildly painful and odd that annoys me.Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
Tennis ball squeezing is good grip exercise.
Recently had a dose of tension problems in my wrist. Bloody painful, i was lucky and mine cleated up with rest. Had to strap the wrist to stop me from using it.
Apparently it’s likely to flare up again in the future – joyous.
I’m about to get the sledgehammer out to start doing some wrist levers as well as doing some wrist rollers and gripper work, I’ve been neglecting any grip training for too long.Posted 4 years ago
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