Hi everyone, (new here) I was wondering if it was possible for someone to recouperate (sp) from severe tennis elbow without intervention?
Back in August (4 months ago) I did 3 screen printing jobs back to back and then some signs in a 36hr period. It put loads of stress on the joints needless to say, and my one elbow has been in pain ever since (everything else: wrists, other elbow, etc improved with rest). After 2 months of no improvements I went to see my doctor but was seen by an intern instead who basically said it was tennis elbow, stop all work, put ice on it & go to physio.
From what I've read, unless you stop all motions that irritate the elbow, not cortisone shots, physio or ice will help. I've read that there's a study where they take the white platelets from your blood & inject it in the site that has proven to be the most successful so far.
I just had a hip arthroscopy done 2 weeks ago and for the first time since the day I hurt myself, I was completely pain free... well because of the lovely meds they gave me for my hip of course. So for 1 week, it was nice but I'm in no way shape or form interested in becoming an addict in order to be pain free again.
An aquaintance agreed that the best way to recover was to stop the movements that put stress on my elbow (that was his experience & it took a year to recover) but unfortunatly that's not possible. My husband & I operate our own business and I have a part time job at a therapeutic riding centre (instructor). I can limit & delegate some of the actions, but I still have to do a lot.
I haven't gone to physio yet as it's fairly expensive here & I'll be in physio for my hip begining next week (have already spent a bundle on it last year, so money is an object)
Does anyone have any advice?