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Old 01-02-2014, 03:47 PM
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Golfers elbow

So long story short . I am fifty and ski 5-6 days a week in the spring/summer about half and half open water to course . Last year in august I developed a severe pain in my left elbow that got better with ice and was aggravated by skiing (didn't stop me though) fastforward to late fall . I needed shoulder surgery and had to see my family doctor for pre-surgery physical so I asked him about it . He tells me right away I have golfers elbow (never played golf in my life ) and that it should get better in the off season with lack of use . He goes on to tell me I can wear a band on my elbow that puts pressure on it at a certain point which may or may not help . Anyone one else dealing with this ? what are you doing about it ?
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:51 PM
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I have it too... it SUCKS... spent $1500 trying to fix it... cortisone/steroid shot fixed it temporarily, and i skied like freakin superman again... then it slowly wore off and i am back to square 1...

surgery is prob my next bet
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:18 PM
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I believed that's what I had for the longest time until I finally ran into my buddy who is a Phisio-therapist. He pushed around here and there until finally (without telling me of course, due to the flinch factor) he snapped my elbow back into place. He said that sometimes with the elbow it can sit just a hair out of place and one quick snap, it was right as rain. I told him how great it felt as soon as he was done and he told me "just wait till tomorrow, then it'll hurt" and he was right. Haven't had a problem since.
Moral of the story, if you haven't already, see a Physio!!! They're the pros!!
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:21 PM
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I spent a $1000 at the chiropractor this fall. What a waste. Ever since August my pinky finger has been numb. I am hoping it will pass
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:22 PM
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Get one of these and where it often... and then get the other device to keep for arm strong... I wore the brace all season in 2012... now I always start the season. It's that shock when the rope yanks you out of the water... I always start slow on deep water starts - like 1 second of forward motion then hole shot to get up - eliminates that shock to your for arms. Also get a good pre-stretched rope.

I have two of the braces...

http://www.midwestsports.com/bandit-...Q#.UsXX_PRDuSo

have to replace the gyro ball.

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Old 01-02-2014, 04:24 PM
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I have it too... it SUCKS... spent $1500 trying to fix it... cortisone/steroid shot fixed it temporarily, and i skied like freakin superman again... then it slowly wore off and i am back to square 1...

surgery is prob my next bet
Uh.... never mind...
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elbow problems just suck. It takes just one day to create a problem that will take 6 months to heal. Sometimes it is tendinitis/epicondylitis, sometimes a torn cartilage, and sometimes a mechanical/alignment problem. Not too many doctors are very good at diagnosis. An MRI will be able to see cartilage tears or significant swelling in the tendons. If you have a hand specialist in your area, he would probably be your best bet.
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Is your pain on the inside or outside of the elbow? Golfers elbow is the name commonly given to medial elbow pain and tennis elbow is on the outside and much much more common; treatment is different for each.

I'm a PT so I recommend seeing a competent PT (we're not all the same). A lot of times people treat solely the elbow (duh) without looking up or down the "chain" at possible neural tissue at the cervical spine or axilla as contributing factors. Best of luck!
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pain is right at the "funny bone area " working with a pt I trust right now
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elbow problems just suck. It takes just one day to create a problem that will take 6 months to heal. Sometimes it is tendinitis/epicondylitis, sometimes a torn cartilage, and sometimes a mechanical/alignment problem. Not too many doctors are very good at diagnosis. An MRI will be able to see cartilage tears or significant swelling in the tendons. If you have a hand specialist in your area, he would probably be your best bet.
True that.... both wife and I suffer from tendinitis often... mine and wives definitely tendinitis - tennis elbow - first thing my doctor said was - welcome to 50 - so now there's extra attention and new behaviors on activities...

get it checked and do what you can to prevent it.. Hope you can get an MRI with new O-Care pressuring insurers and providers - if you get one - hope it won't prevent sale of the boat.. - yeah
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