Hi, I've been suffering from elbow tendonitis for almost 2years. I had a elbow release operation on it approx 3months ago. Although the pain has decreased, it is still 2painful to workout anything like I used to on it.
As I'm generally all or nothing I just stopped training completely.
Treatment I've had so far inc'
Elbow opp' where they shave down the abnormal tissue.
Blood transfusion (cant recall exact name) They took blood from my hand & injected it directly into the tendon (ex ex extremely painful procedure)
Worked briefly until I started pumping the bicep again.
Multiple cortisone shots. A+ pain killer but when it wears off........
Physio- useless although tendon massage bought me temporary relief..
Went for a follow up apt' at the hospital with the surgeon this week.
He said it may be as good now as it's gonna get then suggested I take it back to the gym & pump it see what happens. I go back to him in 2months- however he also booked me in for another blood transfer....... just incase.
For various reasons I need my arm back.
Checked into my local supplement store & asked them if there's anything they recommend-
In a nutshell they said 1word -STEROIDS- Growth hormone, they say if I have any injury to do with muscle tear/ tendons it will heal them.
Does any1 know if this is correct, or is there steroids just for healing & not mr universe? Or any other cure I haven't tried? Obviously if the 'Droids' as we call them are the only option then I guess R2 or C3PO is coming home wiv me.....
I'm currently using
Been on them both approx 2/3weeks absolouetly no effect thus far....