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Old 01-24-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
Carrie Russo
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What type of Health Care Provider Would You Use?

I had a case of tendonitis in my wrist to elbow some years ago. Once in a while a similar pain occurs but not nearly as bad as it was originally.

Recently I've been experiencing some discomfort in the same area.

Last night I was doing burpees and I could feel the shock go into my hand. I stopped after about 20 of them. This morning I have pain to the touch in both of my hands.

I usually don't go to doctors very often because I just haven't had any good experiences. A chiro told me I had tendonitis the first time.

So what type of health care provider has worked for you in a similar case....reflexology, chiro, sports medicine, etc?

I just don't have money to throw away on several different opinions. I'm in Eugene, Oregon so if anyone knows of a good provider for this please advise.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:50 AM   #2
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Re: What type of Health Care Provider Would You Use?

Carrie:

I've had good luck my whole life with orthopedic surgeons who treat sports injuries and who work as team docs for HS, college, and pro teams. It also helps if they themselves are jocks, and particularly if they have some personal experience with the particular activity in which you have an interest. Not everyone has done a burpee, but every ex-jock has done a squat thrust so it shouldn't be tough to find someone who fits the above.

Got any friends coaching youth sports, teaching, or better yet working in sports medicine? Network first then make an appt. Decide in advance what's more important to you, personal style of the doc or the substance of their work. The guy who did my hand surgeries is curt, no nonsense, and rather blunt, but he's the best hand surgeon in town.

Best of luck.

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Old 01-24-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: What type of Health Care Provider Would You Use?

I would go straight to the tennis ball, golf ball and ice cubes.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:33 AM   #4
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Re: What type of Health Care Provider Would You Use?

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I would go straight to the tennis ball, golf ball and ice cubes.
You lost me here? I get that it's some type of home treatment but what exactly do you do with those items?
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:47 AM   #5
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Re: What type of Health Care Provider Would You Use?

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You lost me here? I get that it's some type of home treatment but what exactly do you do with those items?
Medial or lateral epicondylitis?

With medial, for example, you want to:
1. Stretch your forearm flexors
2. Strengthen your forearm extensors
3. Massage everything from your upper arm down to your wrists. Myofascial and crossfriction or roll them with a tennis/golf ball.
4. Ice if sore.
5. Rest as much as possible.
6. Do other prehabilitation work as necessary.

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As far as your question goes for actual physical injuries like Darrell said look for Orthopedic specialists who treat ATHLETES. Since you're into CF or whatever else which is fairly intense activity, these docs will know how to give you advice because they treat people who also want to get back to playing sports.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #6
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I learned from Steven, but don't pass info along as well as he does.
If it's truly tendinitis, I've also found that rubbing ice cubes on my triceps or other painful areas helped.
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