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Old 06-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #81
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #82
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One of the "new pain" things, is trying to eat soup. Holding the spoon at that angle while eating is a real pain. I've got buttons for my radio.
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Thanks, Kent...a little perspective always helps...mostly.
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For all you guys wonderin'...yeah, it still hurts like hell, thanks for the warm thoughts.

I'm going to see the ortho surgeon that did my carpal tunnel surgeries 3 years ago, on Monday, to get his take.
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Hope it's nothing serious Jay. Well wishes to you.
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Thanks, Kent. It's just a pain in the...elbow. I'm guessin' I've torn that lil bi-otch of the tendon at the elbow attachment. On the bright side, I have swmbo taking out the garbage now.
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Are you sure it is the tendons that are causing the pain? Sometimes it can be cartilage (arthritis) or ligaments. Tendons join muscle to bone; ligaments join bone to bone. Even though the pain symptoms are similar, the recommended treatments are different.

I have suffered from osteoarthritis for years. Actually, that is why I have been able to spend so much time on CT lately as I am off work due to finally getting a total knee replacement after literally decades of trying other treatments. I've tried it all (except for honeybee stings to the joint - Yikes!)

Cortisone - Not worth the trouble. It gave a bit of relief for about 6 months (some say up to a year), but then you are back at the same pain level, plus you have the added problem of side-effect damage.

Naproxen - An anti-inflammatory drug to bring down the swelling which in turn should help with pain symptoms. Not bad, but can be hard on your stomach.

Acupuncture - Some swear by it. It didn't do a thing for me.

KT tape - I haven't tried this but I noticed that a lot of the players in the recent Euro 2012 were wearing it.

What I haven't seen mentioned in this thread yet, and which is one of the few remedies that I found personally helpful is a liquid medicine called "Pennsaid". It is an anti-inflammatory (like Naproxen) and a painkiller (like Advil); but rather than being a pill that can be hard on your stomach and takes time to work its way through your blood stream; this is a liquid that you rub into the affected joint so you get targeted relief. You'll need a prescription so you'll have to see a doctor to get it. I am not sure if it is a suitable treatment for tendonitis as I was prescribed it for arthritis.

Your doctor will be best able to advise you. BTW, my family doctor had never heard of Pennsaid. I was prescribed this by an ortho surgeon and when I told my family doctor about it, he was impressed and now prescribes it to his other patients.

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Thanks Astrix, I'll put Pennsaid on my "questions for doc" list. I appreciate the in-depth post.

I'm pretty sure this at least started as "tennis elbow" or maybe tendinosis, as I've suffered from tennis elbow in the past, but it's probably been 10-12 years since I had a bout worth remembering.

I get the (now severe) pain/pleasure from putting pressure on the tendon point on the outside of the elbow, and now the pain has also moved into my forearm after a few months (another "carpal" area).

We'll see what the doc suggests. As I stated/typed earlier, he's the same ortho surgeon who did my carpal tunnel surgeries a few years back, and I really like him, so that's a good step in the right direction for now.
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Good luck to you. There's nothing worse than suffering with chronic pain and not having any solutions on how to deal with it. Hopefully the doctor will have some helpful treatment options for you.

P.S. - A bag of frozen peas makes a good ice pack too. You can easily mold it to your affected area.
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I really hope this doesn't affect your job of beating off on the internet all day.


















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i wasn't wondering..
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azzholes

Somehow, I've become very ambidext%##$# ( I have no idea how to spell it).

And Astrix, big yeah on the frozen peas..and the more expensive stuff.
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I'm telling you,,tying a rib eye to it works much better than frozen peas
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As I stated/typed earlier, he's the same ortho surgeon who did my carpal tunnel surgeries a few years back, and I really like him, so that's a good step in the right direction for now.
I like lots of people, but that isn't what I look for in an orthopedic surgeon. My oldest son went to multiple orthopedic surgeons for chronic shoulder pain. Came up with nothing worthwhile. So, I looked up the orthodepic surgeon for the Dallas Stars ( and Rangers, sometimes). Just a few minutes and the guy found the problem, showed he had it in both shoulders (although one was asymptomatic), and had how to fix it.

Orthopedic surgeons who deal with pro pitchers know their shoulder and elbow problems. Football ones know just about every joint :-) To the extent that I trust doctors at all, I trust them.

Good luck with your elbow!
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i can't believe how much i'm not wondering about this..wow..mind blowing
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Keep us posted on what the Doc says - I have been suffering for about 4 months now as well. Sucks- Pain comes and goes but just moving it the wrong way sometimes is a killer. My doc told me the same thing- Rest, ice, arm band and Aleve 2 times a day- Big help...NOT. I am thinking of going to an Ortho in the next few weeks..
Oh did I mention I am now also suffering from Planters Fasciitis in my right heel...? Fun as a rock in your shoe all day!
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Keep us posted on what the Doc says - I have been suffering for about 4 months now as well. Sucks- Pain comes and goes but just moving it the wrong way sometimes is a killer. My doc told me the same thing- Rest, ice, arm band and Aleve 2 times a day- Big help...NOT. I am thinking of going to an Ortho in the next few weeks..
Oh did I mention I am now also suffering from Planters Fasciitis in my right heal...? Fun as a rock in your shoe all day!
Same here unfortunately I've been dealing with the bum elbow for about 6 weeks now. Down to about 30% strength in my right arm and have dropped about 4 coffee cups...the pain hits at the most inopportune times - like in the middle of a fast left handed sweeper at 70mph on the bike That'll fluckin wake ya up I just ordered some KT tape myself. I'll let you guys know how that works out. I have a cousin who is a kenesiologist - I should probably give him a call and set up an appointment. He'll probably want a free floor done though
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If what I have in my heel was in my nuts, I would not be writing this!
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