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    Unhappy Tennis Elbow since 15 months

    I have Tennis Elbow since Dec'18 (by triggered by a trainer's advice to heal carpal tunnel), which is just not going away! It healed around 5 months ago, only to recur again once I resumed my workouts.
    I have tried a lot of things with several doctors of all sorts: Ultrasound, IFT, 1 cortisol injection, and multiple medicines. No PRP yet, & not planning to go for surgery. Only IFT has been able to provide temporary relief.

    Earlier the injury used to reflect in ultrasound, but not anymore . Have got X-Rays, MRI too, but no use.

    Getting Osteopathy now, although it has greatly aggravated the injury in the first 2 sessions. Although the reviews of the doctor are very positive.

    What else do you suggest I can try? It is depressing, and I feel handicapped..
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    Identifying the movement that caused it is paramount. Note that it's not necessarily a movement where you feel pain.
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    I suffered from tennis elbow for almost 6 months which really stopped any gains I was making on arms. I tried resting it, stopping certain arm workout and stopped working arms almost 100% and it still persisted.

    What worked for me was using a flexbar doing the Tyler Twist exercise. It took roughly 8 weeks to eliminate the tennis elbow. I was getting discouraged after 6 or so weeks since I didn't feel much improvement but I just kept with it and it worked. I did the exercise twice a day (3 sets of 15 reps each time). I started with the green (medium) flexbar. If you don't have much forearm strength I would recommend starting with the red (light) flexbar and then working up to green. There are many videos on Youtube that show how to do the exercise (some incorrectly!) but this one is my favorite because it's by Dr. Tyler who developed the exercise:

    edit: I can't post a link, but the title of the video on YT is "One Product to Heal Them All: Treating Elbow Pain with the TheraBand FlexBar"
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    Originally Posted by TheT800 View Post
    I suffered from tennis elbow for almost 6 months which really stopped any gains I was making on arms. I tried resting it, stopping certain arm workout and stopped working arms almost 100% and it still persisted.

    What worked for me was using a flexbar doing the Tyler Twist exercise. It took roughly 8 weeks to eliminate the tennis elbow. I was getting discouraged after 6 or so weeks since I didn't feel much improvement but I just kept with it and it worked. I did the exercise twice a day (3 sets of 15 reps each time). I started with the green (medium) flexbar. If you don't have much forearm strength I would recommend starting with the red (light) flexbar and then working up to green. There are many videos on Youtube that show how to do the exercise (some incorrectly!) but this one is my favorite because it's by Dr. Tyler who developed the exercise:

    edit: I can't post a link, but the title of the video on YT is "One Product to Heal Them All: Treating Elbow Pain with the TheraBand FlexBar"
    I used one of these flex bars to fix my elbow as well, seems so simple and doing the exercises seems ridiculous but holy chit it actually helped. Made more progress in 1 month of using the bar every day than I did with 3 months of 2x/week physio+the stretches he recommended. Run the idea by your osteo next time you have an appointment.
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    I'll see if I can find the link but I believe controlled eccentrics has the strongest evidence behind it for treatment of tendinopathy.

    WHY ARE ECCENTRIC EXERCISES EFFECTIVE FOR ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY?
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