Posted by: Ed | 2005/07/26

Tendonitis(tennis elbow)

I have had cortisone injection helped for 1 week, had acupuncture
worked well orthopaedic surgeon says I must have op.Looking for
alternative to op.

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Dear Ed
Surgery is usually not an option because this is inflammation of the muscles attached to the elbow.
Rest is usually the first treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat therapy, cortisone etc. A brace immobilising your hand will also help so that you don't overuse the elbow and hand. I suggest you find out what type of operation he wants to do and ask him precisely what this entails and why it is necessary- unless he thinks this is something else- mayby primarily a neck problem with a pinched nerve etc.

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