How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Saha Your Own Question
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 17815
Experience:  35 years of experience
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Saha is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am a 42 Yo female. About a month ago I developed tennis

Resolved Question:

I am a 42 Yo female. About a month ago I developed 'tennis elbow' in both arms and have been seeing a physiotherapist for the last two weeks for treatment. As the injury is quite aggrevated most times I visit him there doesn't seem a lot he can do to help. I wish my injury was due to playing tennis but it is from screeding and finishing concrete pavement. As this is part of what I do for a living and am self employed, ceasing this activity is not an option. I haven't been able to find much information about treatment available (apart from rest). At the moment I try to ignore the pain, am I likely to worsen the problem by doing this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.

Welcome to Just Answer.

What are your symptoms exactly?

Is there any swelling?

Did you see doctor or have any test or medicine?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
There is no swelling. I haven't seen a doctor or had tests or medicine. There is a very tender spot to touch at the upper side of the tip of my elbows. A lot of general aching and pain runs down the upper side of my forearms to my middle finger area. I have difficulty with grasping and lifting techniques, it seems my arms are 'weak' when I do these activities. Finding a position to to sleep where my arms dont ache is difficult.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for the information,

There can be a few possibilities for your pain.

Besides tennis elbow there can be pinched nerve, bursitis etc.

I would advise to get an examination by doctor.

Nonsurgical mode is the mainstay of treatment in tennis elbow.

About 90% of cases show improvement with non surgical treatment.

Rest to the part should be given.

This may need to avoid heavy work for a few weeks.

Analgesics like motrin or aleve can be taken after food if there is no contraindication.

Ice massage can help.

Other measures are specific exercises to strengthen the muscles of the forearm, ultrasound etc.

Brace can be advised by doctor.

Brace is centered over the back of forearm

This helps by resting the muscles and tendons.

Steroid injection can be helpful in some cases.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you. My question was, am I likely to do further damage to the injury by continuing the activity that caused the problem
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 years ago.

By continuing activity, you can delay the healing of the inflammed or injured tissue.

There are chances of re-injury.
Dr. Saha and 3 other Health Specialists are ready to help you