Tennis Elbow

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  1. PE-n-hed

    PE-n-hed Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    Lateral epicondylitis
    This condition is very painful. I got my first injections today.
    As of now,a hammer,nail gun,drill,saws etc...are all my enemy
    When it hurts to get a scoop of sugar out of the bowl for a cup of coffee, its a problem!
    I am right-handed and my right arm is screwed up
    Using my left only does not cut it in my profession
    I have 3 houses booked for February for staircase installs
    I can't afford to loose the 10,000 $ I should clear this month
    The struggles are real, it is not like the bulged disk in my back wasn't enough without this......getting old Sucks
    Anyone else ever deal with the "tennis elbow"????????
     
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    redcat The Myco Machine Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    I've had tennis elbow and its horribly pain full. How many cortisone injections have you had already ? They usually cut you off after three and tell you that you need surgery. The surgery itself isn't painfull but hours later when the anesthesia completely wears off you will be in intense pain. Sorry. Hopefully pain killers work for you. They didn't seem to work for me. I know how bad it can get. Lifting small items like a can of soda can be excruciating after letting it go for awhile.
     
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    Weller Student of Nature Moderator Cannabis Doctor Cacti Doctor

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    Yep it´s no fun. You have my sympathy bro. Ice helped me out a lot, several times a day. Hope you get it under control soon.
     
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    The injection will help. You'll feel like you never had an issue. You'll be feeling good for months then all of a sudden you'll start getting the initial symptoms again and the longer you wait for the next cortisone injection the worse it gets until the arm is just about useless. If you're getting your first injection then you should be good for awhile. Try to schedule surgery during the slow season. You should have a good amount of time until you're due for surgery. There's also at least a month of physical therapy afterwards 3x a week.
     
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    I can empathize with you,PE, cannabis, and alternating hot and cold treatments has some effect for me.
    And yes, getting old sucks, but now I can fart in public without too many complaints.
     
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    PE-n-hed Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    Thanks guys..
    I have rested it this weekend
    It was sore from the injection
    I got another brace also
    It does seem to feel better as of today,but I have not used it
    Tomorrow will tell ,when I get to work
    I have a few more newel post to mount
    A bunch of railing to bolt and a shit ton of holes to drill for all the iron balusters....and sanding ,alot of sanding
    Then off to the next job...a double curve. A wishbone entry stair case in this ridiculous mansion on the golf course
    We shall see what happens.....
     
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    PE-n-hed Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    Well the injection helped alot. I am not in pain and will finish this job in one more day...
    I hope I am not doing major damage to my arm becuase it feels better...then its worse later down the road
    I did get the relief I needed ....for now life is better
     
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    Next time try rubbing with caster oil each night. Works on all kinds of joint issues.
     
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    Hey PE-n-hed, I hope you're doing better. I understand how painful tendon conditions can be.
     
  10. kingpsilo

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    Hey Pe-n-hed, Hope your feeling better.. Ive got something similar in my shoulder.. picking up something a certain way can really bring a lot of pain. I think i damaged a tendon or something.. I just wanted to say, hope your doing well brother..
     
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    there is a sulfur compound that is amazing for pain relief known as methyl sulfonyl methane or msm... its cheap like 20 bux a kilo... i dont know what all pains it is applicable for so obviously research and dont combine w blood pressure meds... it is a compound i use for working pains ... learned about it from an old lady who was wheel chair ridden after a car accident.... it gave her mobility back... the stuff lubricates joints, oxygenates the body, gives energy, and relieves pain among other things... i found for myself higher doses around a tablespoon in the morning in water was effective... usually people take around 500 mg but i personally didnt notice as quick or effective results with low dose but i also am not a doctor so can only speak from experience....

    now msm is derived from dmso dimethyl sulfoxide which is derived from wood pulp.... msm is a metabolite that forms when dmso is ingested... dmso can be used for topical treatment of pain in localized areas... it is a super solvent so one must research and be careful because it can take things thru with it.... it is flammable... it smells kinda like cabbage ... it affects the water structure of damaged cells somehow beyond my understanding... as a side note there are articles calling dmso a magic bullet for cancer but that is another discussion...

    also in cases of arthritis lemon and or lime water is capable of curing it even in cases as severe as the gout... apple cider vinegar has similar effect... the mechanism is that they dissolve the uric acid that builds up in the joints to cause arthritis....

    also as far as healing goes i always suggest the use of melatonin because it makes sure your heart gets the REM sleep it needs and allows for the proper release of human growth hormones needed for repair...

    idk if any of this information is useful.. these are just my experiences. but i hope for your healing...
     
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    Time truly was the only thing that helped me aside from trying not to do the things that irritated it. Mine was from decades of training and boxing.

    Good luck to you
     
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    I think I have everything but tennis elbow. I'm sure I'm due within a decade. 40 years old is right around the corner.

    I hope things stay calm in your arm for a good long while bro. Definitly look into physical therapy. Physical therapy is way under rated. Especially back stuff. Chiropractors kind of suck in comparison.
     
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    How has your elbow been ?
     
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