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My right arm has been sore for a while, and the GP diagnosed Tennis Elbow. It's getting to be a real pain now, literally and figuratively. It's more my forearm that aches than my elbow, though that aches too. And it throbs at night and wakes me up - and travels along my upper arm too.
Has anyone had this and found anything that helped it get better faster? Does it, in fact, get better, or does it just stick around? It's really getting in the way of my weight training too (such as it is!) as even the light weights hurt to hold, as I struggle to grip anything.
Would love to hear from others who've had this condition!
You have to rest it - avoid twisting or pulling actions in particular. It is a complete PITA, and I've had steroid injections, ibuprofen get, NSAIDS, physio, ultrasound and targeted exercises. The only thing that helped was acupuncture, and that has been brilliant.
See a physio they will show you the correct exercises the DR can refer you. Rest the arm a lot, minimum computer or smart phone use. You need painkillers like naproxen, hope it gets better soon, I've had it and the pain is bad.
Oh, just had a thought. Wonder if there's any connection between the tennis elbow and my recent phone scrabble and phone chess addiction?? Have been using my right hand exclusively for that....Gosh. I may expire if I can't play that. How odd to think it may be that and not the weights!!
My husband got it after overdoing it at the gym on the rowing machine. Computer keyboard made it worse. He couldn't even hold a newspaper! Physio did nothing for him, but the 6th session of acupuncture got rid of it, by the next day. He gets the odd twinge sometimes, and tries not to overdo things - but it's not a problem to him!
I had tennis elbow in both arms at the same time!i had Physio, saw an osteopath and eventually used home ultrasound machine (Ultralieve, I think). It was a great help and I've used it for back pain, neck pain etc since.