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How do I cure Tennis Elbow without resorting to injections ( Cortisone)

Question: How do I cure Tennis Elbow without resorting to injections ( Cortisone)

Good day
I hurt my left elbow after a lengthy lay off from weight training. So I believe I increased my weights too soon to heavier levels, before the joints etc. had built up enough strength to carry the increased weights. Male ego?
I am 55 years old fit and run and swim, always have been fit and in some form of training; but for business reasons I could not do weight training as no gym was nearby to where I was, for the past 4 months.
I do not want to take injections etc. but have done the whole 'ice bit' 3 x per day for 2 weeks ( and it helps a bit) and lots of Arnica and rest. But the sensitivity is still there. HELP! I want to go back to weight training ASAP.

Answer:

Talk to your doctor about a referral to physical therapy.
Very often, gentle stretching, muscle and joint movement can help significantly. PT's can give you things to work on at home. Often, use of kinesiotape can help carryover the work that the PT has done and improve your strength and pain immediately. Go to www.kinesiotaping.com to find a practitioner in your area.

Answer:

reduce your weight and stretch the area. Avoid full extension too.