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I had my treatment done under private medical cover but was made redundant a few days ago and so am no longer covered. I understand it can take up to 18 weeks to get seen under the NHS. I know I need to take exercise carefully but thought there might be a specialist on here who could help.
I didnt really notice the pain before until I stretched/lifted. It seems better and doesnt hurt when I hand shake. I'm trying to rest it but am not treating it in any way. My elft elbow also has it. Before treatment my left elbow was hardly noticeable of need of treatment but now Ive had the right arm done the left is noticeably hurting.
Am I ok to swim now? Can I start to gradually exercise like say with pressups? i used to do 20 twice a day with no pain so I could start with 1 or 2 a day and gradually increase?
I got tennis elbow in both arms about 18 months ago after playing a heavy game of badminton. The right arm was much worse than the left. The pain nearly went away completely following a series of physio & acupuncture but came back immediately after moving house which needed heavy lifting. After repeated physio / acupuncture I stopped treatment and it made little difference. The pain became more sharp when I over-exerted e.g. hand shaking or turning handles but has subsided a little. At one point the left arm became worse than the right but after resting, my arms settled down with the right hand becoming the worse. After the Cortisone injection the right arm appears to be nearly cured. I’m not sure but I don’t want to test, but I seem to be able to hand shake ok. The left arm is only mild in pain. From internet research it would appear that Cortisone injections offer only short term relief and so maybe I need to continue to rest my arms. However I would like to get back to some sort of exercise. Prior to the injection I would swim front crawl and do push ups with no impact on my arms. When is the point at which I can begin to return to exercise - although I appreciate it needs to be gradual? I have tried cold packs, arm bands, massage, forearm exercises etc in the past but they have made no difference to my condition in my arms. I actually think the forearm lifting makes it worse.