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Old 07-19-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Tennis Elbow

Well my list of injuries continues to grow, my left elbow/forearm is pretty sore and being a web doctor I've diagnosed myself with tennis elbow.

Anyone one have any suggestions on remedies, it's not overly painful or anything and can be managed with Advil but figured I'd ask.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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You're falling apart. Stop playing tennis so your tennis elbow won't hurt your elbow.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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You're falling apart. Stop playing tennis so your tennis elbow won't hurt your elbow.
I'm a mess, I haven't picked up a tennis racket in years.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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i have continued to play after a 1 month rest with this:

it really works so you can play (tennis / golf)

eventually pain will go away but it may take 6 months

best thing to do is rest a bit... but not forever...permanant rest can actually make it worse- once you start up again. just use this "Band-it" item when playing:

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Old 07-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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Take fish oil supplements, eat lots of fish/eggs, and most importantly cut down on your omega 6 intake.

Reduce:
Vegetable oils
Anything containing these oils (ie everything that is premade, fast food, etc.

Increase:
Fish intake
Eggs with omega 3 (yolk will be orange not yellow)
Grass fed beef (impractical for most)
Fish oil supplements (not flax)

I know it probably sounds stupid and like I'm a hippy, but everything else is just a bandaid fix. Inflammation related issues like tennis elbow are directly caused by a diet which has high omega 6 fat consumption and little to no omega 3s.

Just trying to help!
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i have continued to play after a 1 month rest with this:

it really works so you can play (tennis / golf)

eventually pain will go away but it may take 6 months

best thing to do is rest a bit... but not forever...permanant rest can actually make it worse- once you start up again. just use this "Band-it" item when playing:

Thanks, was looking into these, it's not from playing tennis, just from working out, not sure what to call it besides tennis elbow.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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doubt anybody ever listens, but ill keep saying it!

Take fish oil supplements, eat lots of fish/eggs, and most importantly cut down on your omega 6 intake.

Reduce:
Vegetable oils
Anything containing these oils (ie everything that is premade, fast food, etc.

Increase:
Fish intake
Eggs with omega 3 (yolk will be orange not yellow)
Grass fed beef (impractical for most)
Fish oil supplements (not flax)

I know it probably sounds stupid and like I'm a hippy, but everything else is just a bandaid fix. Inflammation related issues like tennis elbow are directly caused by a diet which has high omega 6 fat consumption and little to no omega 3s.

Just trying to help!
Good stuff! nothing wrong with all natural cures aimed at the root cause!
Much better than throwing drugs at it.

Thanks
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Thanks, was looking into these, it's not from playing tennis, just from working out, not sure what to call it besides tennis elbow.
Epicondylitis is a micro tearing of the tendons near the small bone in the elbow where they connect... Those tears need time to heal... Inflammation is a direct result of this... Cutting down the inflammation will help the pain an recovery but you will still need to take a break from lifting.


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doubt anybody ever listens, but ill keep saying it!

Take fish oil supplements, eat lots of fish/eggs, and most importantly cut down on your omega 6 intake.

Reduce:
Vegetable oils
Anything containing these oils (ie everything that is premade, fast food, etc.

Increase:
Fish intake
Eggs with omega 3 (yolk will be orange not yellow)
Grass fed beef (impractical for most)
Fish oil supplements (not flax)

I know it probably sounds stupid and like I'm a hippy, but everything else is just a bandaid fix. Inflammation related issues like tennis elbow are directly caused by a diet which has high omega 6 fat consumption and little to no omega 3s.

Just trying to help!
Just saw this response, will definitely try the above.
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My elbows would bother me from time to time, but some simple elbow circles during warmup makes all the difference.
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