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Tendinosis help in NY.

Postby Kp10 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:09 pm

Hi,
I need some help/advice folks. I have a friend living in NY city who has chronic tendinosis (medial epicondylitis). He's had cortisone injections and physical therapy but it hasn't really helped him. He has serious pain when gripping and turning.
Does anyone know of someone who specializes in dealing with that particular injury in the city area. Also, any ideas for exercises/treatments?
Thanks.
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Re: Tendinosis help in NY.

Postby Woodie Hopper » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:54 pm

In case no one knows any individuals your friend can turn to (I don't in the NYC area), I would look into the Hospital for Special Surgery.

http://www.hss.edu/

I know a former head of radiology of the department there who trained me, and the institution's reputation is very good.

Good luck to your friend.

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Re: Tendinosis help in NY.

Postby Kp10 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:38 pm

Thanks for the info, I'll pass it on.
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Re: Tendinosis help in NY.

Postby asmrz » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:34 am

I had tendinitis in both elbows about 20 years ago. Cranking way too hard...It was really bad, I could not even go downhill skiing. Just a little pole work would kill me, the pain was bad. Had several cortisone shots into both of them, doctors told me I needed surgery.

Then I met a guy who told me what I will tell you.

Rest, Rest, Rest. You can do the RICE routine, later, you can massage the joints, but let it rest. I know, telling a young active person to rest is tough but that is what will fix it.

I stopped climbing for 16 months in 1992 and when I came back, I did all the exercises I was told to do. Since that time, I have not had a problem and I did quite a bit of climbing after the injury. Surgery would be the last desperate thing I would think of. just FYI.
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Re: Tendinosis help in NY.

Postby Woodie Hopper » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:55 am

asmrz wrote:I had tendinitis in both elbows about 20 years ago. Cranking way too hard...It was really bad, I could not even go downhill skiing. Just a little pole work would kill me, the pain was bad. Had several cortisone shots into both of them, doctors told me I needed surgery.

Then I met a guy who told me what I will tell you.

Rest, Rest, Rest. You can do the RICE routine, later, you can massage the joints, but let it rest. I know, telling a young active person to rest is tough but that is what will fix it.

I stopped climbing for 16 months in 1992 and when I came back, I did all the exercises I was told to do. Since that time, I have not had a problem and I did quite a bit of climbing after the injury. Surgery would be the last desperate thing I would think of. just FYI.


I agree, by the way, but don't be confused by the name of the institution. This place was founded 150 years ago to treat orthopedic conditions. Surgery is just one of the modalities they use.
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