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Shani - on 06 Feb 2013
A common condition, and so I figured a few on UKC might find this interesting:

"Corticosteroid injections and physical therapy, either individually or in combination, failed to help patients with "tennis elbow" except for a short-term benefit seen with the steroids, a randomized trial showed."

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Orthopedics/SportsMedicine/37201
FrankBooth - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Shani:

Me: "My elbow joint really hurst when I do this".
Dr: "Hmm, don't do that, then".

I've suffered on and off with Tennis Elbow for a few years. it doesn't really effect me on a daily basis but it definately prevent me from trying anything too hard at climbing. As soon as I start to improve any move that pulls on the joint in the wrong way is just agonising and I know it'll niggle for days afterwards.
edinburgh_man on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Shani:

That'll cheer everyone up. Thanks.
The Lemming - on 06 Feb 2013
edinburgh_man on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Shani:

Interestingly the results of this trial contradict the results of the previous Vicenzio physio therapy trial which it references:

Details of the Vicenzio interventions can be found here:
www.taping.hk/img/tape%20elbow.pdf

From a personal perspective, I have found physio therapy to be extremely effective. I have now fully recovered from cronic tendonopathy.

I have never considered corticosteroid injections as an suitable intervention.
Shani - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to The Lemming:
> (In reply to Shani)
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> This may be of interest
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> http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=3614

Good find. I cured my tennis elbow with rehab based on that link. I now undertake 'prehab' based on the same principles.
Pete Potter - on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Shani: My wife has suffered with golfers elbow which is very similar to tennis elbow for some time and has tried acupuncture, physio etc with little or no effect. she recently went to the doctors to try an injection and was told that there is very little if any evidence to support steroid injections so he suggested a new treatment of Glyceryl Trintrate patches.
These are normally given to release the symptoms of Angina but due to the fact that they dilate and relax the blood vessel's in the region where the patch is applied it can help.
May be worth speaking about these with your doctor.
bvdeenen on 08 Feb 2013
Hi

I'm the author of the original page (http://sites.google.com/site/healgolferselbow/) that was copied (with permission) by UKC.

I'm still receiving mails from people that are very happy with the results, so it works for many.

Bart
Shani - on 08 Feb 2013
In reply to bvdeenen:
> Hi
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> I'm the author of the original page (http://sites.google.com/site/healgolferselbow/) that was copied (with permission) by UKC.
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> I'm still receiving mails from people that are very happy with the results, so it works for many.
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> Bart

Hi Bart. Good work. As I put above, I too cured my tennis elbow with rehab based on article and now undertake 'prehab' based on the same principles! Thanks for your efforts.
Marcus - on 09 Feb 2013
In reply to Shani: Thera-bands seem to work too

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