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08-09-2010, 05:57 PM
What is your initial management for lateral epicondylitis?
08-10-2010, 09:28 AM
my intial mangement of lateral epicondyitis is prove the diagnosis is it really lateral epicondylitis or any thing else from c6 radiculopathy to radial tunnel syndrome after prove of diagnosis i proceed for mangemnet if it is really lateral epcondylities i proceed for modification of elbow movement analgesia elbow brace and short wave physitherapy i give this at least for 6 weeks if failled i proced for local corticosteriod inections for 3 times with using of elbow brace if failled i poroceed finally to surgery:rolleyes:
08-10-2010, 10:12 AM
activity modification analgesics and local soothening physio modalities
12-05-2010, 05:50 PM
rest with use of tennis elbow belt. Local physiotherapy, analgesics.
01-30-2011, 06:40 PM
any experience with autologous blood patch?? a recent study in our institute showed it to be better in long term compared to steroid..
02-16-2011, 07:44 AM
Agree with this
02-25-2011, 01:38 PM
Local physiotherapy and analgesics
04-20-2011, 05:30 PM
You have to expect sometimes resistance to initial NSAID's even after the local infiltration of steroids up to three times .
I usually insist on avoidance of any kind of wrist activity with or without using muscular force.
12-13-2011, 06:55 AM
It is caused by traction on common ext origin so rest is mandory to release such traction beside NSIADs , i prefer to make use of initial rest period and add Local coriticotsroids injection , it really makes dramtic improve in begining, plus modificaiton of activities and patient educaiton.
06-21-2012, 04:19 PM
:Drest,activity modification ,ice then physical therapy for 6month