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Tendon in elbow

Postby muchluv » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:43 pm

Quite a while ago now, I tried to see how far I could get on some monkey bars in the park, and since then I have been getting some elbow pain when it is in a certain range of motion. If I feel my elbow, I can feel a tendon moving, which on the other elbow I can't. I know I should go to a doctor/physio, but in the mean time, does anyone have any idea what this is?
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Re: Tendon in elbow

Postby Big Foot Marty » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:18 pm

Probably the Tennis elbow tendon.

anterior band or (less likely) annular ligament of the radius

If you use a tennis elbow wrap which goes on forearm at the lower end of the troublesome tendon should help by holding it in place so it doesn't pop on the bone of the upper arm.
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Re: Tendon in elbow

Postby xrodolfox » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:02 pm

I get tennis elbow from repetitive movements where my hand is pronated (w/ respect to forearm). I've never heard of tennis elbow coming from anything but repetitive movements.

Regardless, the pain itself sounds like tennis elbow, and the cure suggested works for me... for tennis elbow. The long-term cure was to stop pronating my hand and keep my hand in-line with my forearm when exerting force.
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Re: Tendon in elbow

Postby Big Foot Marty » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:53 pm

the bony point on the bottom of the upper arm and the tendons are there for all of us BUT our machines work differently and can rub/inflame with repetitive motions ( like tennis) or a dozen reps if the body is so aligned-

speaking of alignment a chiropractor or Physical therapist might be able to address that for you
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Re: Tendon in elbow

Postby kulrocket » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:29 pm

Pain in elbow is mainly due to RSI (repeated strain injuries), If pain is on lateral side it is called tennis elbow, and if on medial side it is called as golfers elbow. other symptoms are swelling, pain on movement of particular muscle group involved.

Primary remedied are:
Protecting joint with straps
Icing
Local ultra-sound therapy
Strengthening of join after gradual decrease in pain. It is strictly advised to stop any activity that produces pain!
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Re: Tendon in elbow

Postby britdoc » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:44 am

Is the pain on the medial (on the side of your little finger) or lateral (thumb side) of your elbow? Lateral epicondylitis is the classic tennis elbow and is quite easily treated with the aforementioned remedies - rest, ice, ibuprofen 2-3 times a day (up to 800mg a time.) A steroid shot might be necessary for pain that just does not go away and is usually curative.

The medial epicondylitis (golfers elbow, as previously said) is much harder to treat, and that is something that I have been fighting with for some time - got it from squeezing tennis balls (!) until they popped (talk about repetitive movements, I used to do this all day sometimes...was almost a nervous habit!) For that, the treatment is quite different; slow, negative repetitions often promote tendon repair, as their blood flow is minimal (tendons are rather hypovascular) so healing is slow. In a similar fashion, wearing a cutaneous nitroglycerin patch has been quite helpful to me (dilates the subcutaneous and surrounding blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the area to also provide healing). Rest and ibuprofen actually didn't help that much at all - in fact, the rest made things just stiffen up and get weaker, which made things worse.

I would suggest going to an orthopedist, or sports medicine specialist if you can find one in your area. I consider myself lucky to have found my guy, who is quite advanced/progressive. (Most regular docs and even orthopods will just recommend the basics...rest, ice, etc. and as I said, might not always be the best way to go.) Good luck

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