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Wed (2 days ago) dx'd by orthopedic chief of orthopedics USC lis Angeles) with tennis elbow (lateral) 2 injections by my rheumatologist there. Yes, rest , ice. Yeah yeah. Ok tonite I yanked on something (my bra strap in the back) SHARP sharp pain. Used ice. Ok its the weekend and everyone in California is sick with flu. On pain meds already for other things but still feel intense pain. However no swelling. Any suggestions (really don't want to go to E/R as I'm,pretty fragile.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Some for diabetes, hypothyroidism, hypokalemia, severe fibromyalgia, lupus. This feels as if something ripped. Is that possible. As I,mentioned, no swelling but I have kept ice on it

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

For pain, following may help you;

1) Motrin / Tylenol.

2) Local analgesic cream.

3) A home made brace; tie the 3 layered towel and tie it with Velcro or some string. Let it be firm support around the pain site, but do not tighten it too much so circulation is not hampered.

You can buy a proper tennis elbow brace from Amazon.

A very mild massage may also help.

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