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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Your husband likely has developed tennis elbow or severe tendinitis.
Your husband's nature of work can aggravate this condition.
Wearing a band or splint may help to rest the tendons.
However, sometimes, the damage may be more and requires further evaluation by orthopedic surgeon.
Application of ice and heat may be helpful with acute symptoms.
Ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times daily with food will help with the pain and inflammation.
Steroid injection at the site of inflammation is another good option.
Steroid injection is performed by the orthopedic specialist.
In some cases, surgery may be required if these measures do not help.
Physical rehabilitation also plays a vital role in case of chronic symptoms to strengthen the tendons.
Aleve can be taken up to 2 times a day or up to 1000 mg daily.
This can be discussed with his doctor as well.
Higher dose will help with the recovery.
This means more injury
sudden muscle pull from heavy lifting or force can cause this.
Since this is getting better, that is reassuring.
Usually it will heal without surgery.
However, if the symptoms are severe even after 2 weeks, then a clinical evaluatino should be considered.
yes that is indeed.
Rest is more important initially for recovery.
Yes that is expected with inflammation.
Yes it is common with this profession.
An evaluation by orthopedic surgeon is recommended.
They reinforce the tendon attachment, release the nerve if entrapped.
The recovery may take 6 to 8 weeks following surgery.
Yes it can be
However, if his symptoms do not inprove or recur frequently that also interfere with his work.
yes it is a good sign.
and in most cases it does get better with rest and splint
Either is good.
But the dose should be adequate.
For ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times daily
For aleve around 500 mg twice daily.