How I Got Tennis Elbow Relief (Tendonitis)

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  1. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    It was really limiting my playing time, so I hope this share will help those similarly afflicted.

     
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    Thanks for posting. Will give it a try.
     
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    Did bona fide PT for tendonitis. He had me grinding on a Roc ball which really hurts if you do it right but it gets the blood circulating in there. Bought one on Amazon and only need to use it occasionally now.
     
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    Is "golfer's elbow" code speak for wanker's elbow? ;):D
     
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    Don't play tennis ... Your elbow will be fine ...
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I recognize his voice from his guitar lessons.

    I like his recommendations. The key w PT is trying to find something that works for you.
     
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    Golfer's Elbow = Medial Epicondylitis = Pain on Tendons attached to the inside of elbow (side facing your body)
    Tennis Elbow = Lateral Epicondylitis = Pain on Tendons attached to outside of elbow (side not facing body)

    Interesting this would be so bad from guitar.. wonder whether it was his picking arm or fretting arm. Seems like you'd have to let it get really bad to affect guitar.

    I have a bad case of Medial Epicondylitis from Rock Climbing.. (often called climbers elbow) doesn't bother me at all playing guitar. If I play a long time and my arm gets stiff I might feel it when I stop for about 2 seconds.

    I can Hammer Curl as much as I want, no problem. Regular curls = pain. Interesting that the opposite injury hurts with hammer curls.

    I got it from "locking off" hanging on underclings.. aka rock holds that face down so you have to put your palm up to hold onto them. So annoying.
     
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    It all gets better as you get older.

    Promise. :cool:
     
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    I had pretty bad tennis and golfer's elbow on both sides for about a year. Just finally cleared up in the fall. First I rested for a few weeks. Then I used a lacrosse ball against the wall for the same effect as the gizmo in the video, just had to do the top and the bottom of my arm separately. I also worked the biceps and triceps to decrease the chronic tension at the elbow from above as well as below the joint. Also started stretching forearm extensors and flexors while sitting in the tub. The hot water aided elasticity.

    I didn't do it exactly this way, because I found that fatigued the muscles in the OTHER arm, but I found other ways to stretch them in these directions:
    wrist.jpg

    The final stage in getting better for me, sort of ironically, was to start exercising again and redevelop forearm and upper arm strength once I had the muscles lengthened. The pain didn't entirely go away until I started moderately working out again... YMMV
     
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    This is a great thread. I’ve had a lot of pain issues from repetitive strain, carpal tunnel, tendinitis and golfers elbow. I should do a video on some of the things that helped me. Especially stuff I got from physical therapy and a hand specialist I consulted.
     
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    Different deal....just change hands for that one.
     
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    I’ve had tennis elbow and frozen shoulder on my fretting arm.
    Physio and exercise helps the gradual healing process.
    Electro shock and acupuncture fast tracked.
     
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    I don’t know why it’s tennis elbow or who plays that much tennis
    I always thought it happens from swinging a hammer
     
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    Used to get that digging post holes and the like. Found the only cure was some judicious strapping and TOTAL REST for affected muscles.
     
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    Had it BAD in my picking arm elbow about a year ago- just hit me one night at practice when I was strumming like a mad man, and for about a month I could barely play. Had a big gig coming up, so I bought one of those tennis elbow neoprene straps/braces. It helped me get through the gig, and then a couple months off from playing let me heal back. I was just getting too crazy with my strumming and realized later I wasn't 25 anymore and need to be more thoughtful in my ergonomics.
     
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    Suf'rin with TE right now. Pulling cords on small engines. Way too old for this crap.
     
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    I didn't say I got it from guitar, just that it made guitar difficult. After the second winter (duh) I realized it was brought on in both arms by picking up firewood vertically (hand in a downward claw motion grabbing the ends of logs), but it still took 1.5 years to heal even 80-90%, and only after I discovered the Roleo and curls.

    I had slung firewood like that for the prior 10+ years with no problems, but getting old works that way...
     
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    Yah since I made my post I might be eating my words. I definitely didn’t get it from guitar but playing guitar might re-irritate it.
     
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