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How many of you have suffered Tendinitis, or as it's commonly called, "Tennis Elbow" and have had it stop you from doing what we love?

My right elbow is just about worthless right now. I can hardly reach up to scratch my nose. My doctor has me on anti-inflammatory meds. While it is getting better it still hurts like the dickens.......

I'm wearing a strap/brace just to get by at work every day (I'm on a computer all day at work). He tells me I need to let it rest for about 6 weeks. That's easy for him to say.......he probably doesn't have a bunch of gifts to finish making.

Tennis elbow has also caused me to stop my metal detecting hobby as well. All in all, THIS SUCKS!

So, those of you who have suffered, or are suffering with this now, how are you combating it? And is your technique working for you?

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At least your tendinitis will heal. Lots of us geezers have arthritis which basically gets worse over the long run (though I've been lucky to have a partial remission). Basically, old age sucks but I'm still kickin'!
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Frank; speaking as a long time sufferer of 'tennis elbow' you have my sympathy!
From your description you probably have really aggravated it by continuing to use your computer keyboard & mouse.
Ibuprofen is my BFF... I take it before I start doing something which I know I'll regret later.
Good luck with this, eh.
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At least your tendinitis will heal. Lots of us geezers have arthritis which basically gets worse over the long run
+1 to that!

My doctor treated ne for tendonitis for a long time before he finalyy admitted that I probably had arthritis

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I feel for you... I "caught" it when I was just starting to build a house... The doc gave me a strap that stopped the pain, but it took my strength away to the point I couldn't grip a hammer... I finally stopped wearing it, toughed out the pain, and eventually it went away....
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Have you tried ice packs? Get a gallon zip type bag, crush ice and fill the bag (or a bag of frozen peas). Wrap the bag in a thin towel and apply for no more than 20 minutes at a time. The cold often helps reduce inflamed areas. (Wish I could apply it to the old prostate.) Ice only seems to aggravate the arthritis in my thumb. Ibuprofen is good for inflammation, but my doc says it can be hard on older and weak kidneys.
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I had it in my left elbow a number of years ago. I used one of those straps worn on the forearm. I could golf relative pain free but it was not hal. I finallly took off about 4 weeks and it healed. I continuted to wear the strap for seveal months when golfing.

I did not notice a loss of strength when wearing. Maybe wear the strap and pain kikkers till after Christmas then take some time off
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How many of you have suffered Tendinitis, or as it's commonly called, "Tennis Elbow" and have had it stop you from doing what we love?

My right elbow is just about worthless right now. I can hardly reach up to scratch my nose. My doctor has me on anti-inflammatory meds. While it is getting better it still hurts like the dickens.......

I'm wearing a strap/brace just to get by at work every day (I'm on a computer all day at work).
using the mouse does that to me... elbow to wrist...
switch hands for mouse use...
and learn mousing w/ more key strokes...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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My sympathies, I have had it in both elbow and suffered with it for several years before finally getting past it.

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Thanks everyone for the feed back. Most of these suggestions I have already tried. The Meloxicam seems to be helping....along with the strap.

And DesertRat I know how you feel about the prostate. I've been a prostate patient since I was 23. I have BPH but so far my meds are keeping the swelling down. My terizosan is the ONLY meds I never let run out!!!! LOL

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