View Full Version : Forearm tendonitis
10-24-2010, 03:33 PM
A few months ago I was training a little too hard for a little too long and developed forearm tendonitis (mostly causing a problem with grip strength). I took mobic for a while, ate right, gave it plenty of rest, tried stretching exercises, heat, ice, you name it... Here I am, softball season is over and I want to get back to lifting heavy but the forearm is still giving me problems.
Has anyone else dealt with this and how did you overcome it? Cortizone injections? Surgery? Other?
Any advise would be a great help...
10-24-2010, 06:12 PM
Sounds like you're talking about "tennis elbow" or lateral epicondylitis?
Get some soft tissue work done. You can go to a practitioner for ART and perform some Graston work on the area with baby oil and a butter knife.
If you want to know why, there's a zone of convergence there where a lot of various soft tissue is. Eric Cressey affectionately refers to it as a "ball of crap".
You would want to combine soft tissue work with some eccentric work for the wrist extensors. You would also want to get an assessment from a knowledgeable practitioner as you likely have shoulder restrictions causing you to overuse your elbow that you should address, considering it would be the root of your problem.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections seem to help.
Eric Cressey has a great series about elbow pain. Part 5 is here (http://ericcressey.com/understanding-elbow-pain-part-5-the-truth-about-tennis-elbow).
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