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Old 04-13-2008, 05:50 AM   #1
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Exercise for Tennis Elbow?

Has anyone used this kind of exercise for tennis elbow?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eQA3Igex6A

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Old 04-13-2008, 06:05 AM   #2
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Re: Exercise for Tennis Elbow?

Susie, I haven't tried it, but I suspect that it should work well. The second part of his instructional video has a similar exercise, one that is identical to the hammer exercise in our AAFP patient handout (wfs): http://www.aafp.org/afp/20070915/849ph.html

Interesting RCT (finally) showing long-term superiority of PT to conservative measures and injection (wfs): http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/333/7575/939
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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Re: Exercise for Tennis Elbow?

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Results Corticosteroid injection showed significantly better effects at six weeks but with high recurrence rates thereafter (47/65 of successes subsequently regressed) and significantly poorer outcomes in the long term compared with physiotherapy. Physiotherapy was superior to wait and see in the short term; no difference was seen at 52 weeks, when most participants in both groups reported a successful outcome. Participants who had physiotherapy sought less additional treatment, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, than did participants who had wait and see or injections.
Hmm, that's particularly interesting. My guess would be that the increased blood flow helps it heal faster (with physio vs. "wait and see" whatever that means) while there's no difference at 52 weeks which means probably 'near perfect' healing of each.

And yeah, injections are like never the answer.. Only a short term solution for pain and don't correct the problem.

Anyway, exercises do work for some but others I've seen it just aggravate it more. If it works, use it.
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Re: Exercise for Tennis Elbow?

Thanks for the feedback....that was an interesting study.



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