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Medial epicondylitis or Golfers ElbowViews: 744
Sep 29, 2004 9:09 pm re: Medial epicondylitis or Golfers Elbow -- more options than ibuprofen and surgery

Adrian Scott
check out the home page of this network for a couple of book refs. 'it's not carpal tunnel syndrome' is a must-read and best thing i came across in my research.

physicians default suggestions are typically ibuprofen and maybe surgery later on but these typically do not address the root causes.

it's a bit of a journey to get into researching this and there is often no 'quick fix' but the above book is an excellent starting point.

hope this helps,

> Bill Vick wrote:
> When I was younger (so, so, so long ago) :) I was really into Martial arts, particularly Karate. All of the punching and then boxing tore the tendon on the inside of my elbow and over the years I have been diagnosed with Medial epicondylitis. It strikes about every year, particularly when I lift weights and do curls or chin ups.
>I no longer do Karate but I do lift and am very active. The pain is intense and I've been told by three different doctors that I only have two recourses.
>First rest (no exercise) and an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen for a month or so and using a support for a couple of months as well. I tried that and it took 6 months before I could be active again.
>Second Surgery - which has no guarantee and a 6 month recuperation.
>If anybody has any words of wisdom or how to deal with this I'd love to hear about it.


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