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    Is this really going to work?

    Has anyone come across this product before and does it work?

    Tenease

    It looks good and if all of the info is correct then it is exactly what I need but i wanted to ask the experts first!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    I think this will be a waste of money. Save your £60 and see a physio for long term relief and management. This may be ok for a short term cure but proper management is needed. Galvanic stimulation can be used to treat Wikipedia reference-linktennis elbow if you want electrotherapy. I find that Mulligans lateral glide to the elbow works very well with tennis elbow in around 3-4 sessions.


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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    Feel free to waste your money on the latest gizmo but it has all been done before. We used to call these people snake oil merchants

    There is quite a lot of research into Wikipedia reference-linktennis elbow (or golfers elbow). So instead I would rely on treatments supported by scientific evidence. My understanding is that there are There are numerous treatments for lateral epicondylitis and no single intervention has been proven to be the most efficient. One of the possible reasons for this evidence not being very clear is that lateral elbow pain may be more than one condition - so more than one problem may get diagnosed as tennis elbow.

    In a recent review of clinical trials for tennis elbow, Shock wave therapy helps and a manipulative technique invented by Cyriax also has been shown to be good. The technique that physiojlb describes could also be helpful although there is less evidence for this.


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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    I agree with the others. Electrical stimulation can be good to reduce your pain levels but it is ignoring the underlying problem.

    Also platelet injection around the area can be helpful in certain situations - if it isn't responding well to conservative treatment.

    Extraction of your own blood, then re-injected around the tendon with a little bit of local anaesthetic to take the edge off. Helps increase inflammation around the area to get the body to kick-start the healing process. Works for many... but not all patients.


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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    I will also not recommend any electrical simulation equipment because these are totally unnatural and after sometime may have bad impact, there are so many solutions to the problem you specified and they produce long lasting and effective results.

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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    Hi

    You can take a chgance and buy it, then tell us.

    From my experience, important is holistic approach.inc neck and thoracic spine, triggers points on scapular muscles, arm (m.brachialis) and elbow joint, wrist flrexors' MET ( muscle energy techniques ), wrist extensors( massage,acupuncture, taping).
    if does't work can use cheaper then platelet injection- dry needling.
    home work - shoulder girdle exercises and eccentrics of wrist extensors, stretching of wrist flexors.

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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    Yarok had some very good suggestions. I would recommend:

    1. Mobilizations with movement:
    -sustained lateral glide with pain free grip or with movement (apply & hold the glide, patient either grips or extends wrist, then release the glide)
    -also consider performing a sustained PA glide of the radius on the ulna with pain free grip (if the above glide is not effective)
    2. McConnell diamond box tape technique
    3. Eccentric strengthening of both ECRB and supinator
    4. General strengthening
    -initial exercises: clench & open fist, against gravity wrist flexion & extension, gravity eliminated radial & ulnar deviation
    -progress to: wrist flexion/extension/radial&ulnar deviation with 1 lb weight against gravity, pronation & supination of forearm with elbow flexed & supported, grip strength with theraputty or soft ball, twist towel into a roll, overhead triceps extension

    5. Assess cervical & thoracic spine.

    -often C2-T7 will have some form of segmental dysfunction.
    -usually a lateral glide of the superior vertebrae (of the segment in question)

    6. Check your neural tension by using an upper limb tension test biasing the radial nerve


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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    Hello all,
    I have just registered to set the record straight on this debate. I am a plasterer and get tennis elbow regularly and didnt what another cortisone injection so I bought a tenease battery powered devise off the tenease web site and used it for days with absolute NO EFFECT what so ever. It cost me over £50 and is a complete rip off, I dont know how these people get away with selling this, its a con. I tried to return the devise under the 100% money back gaurantee and I was "not eligible" for a refund!! Ha, what a complete joke this company is I hope someone can get to put a true review on their web site so future potential buyers dont waste thier money like I did. Tust me DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT it does NOT work.


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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    I believe you should use electrotherapy, I had really bad tennis elbow and I got a really cheap tens machine from a physio and rehab supplier, it was call algeos i think, they have a really good website. They do different types of tens which really really helped me, only cost me about £10.


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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    Hi,

    Do you have any stiffnes or pain or issues with your neck? a number of "tennis elbow" diagnoses are often mis-diagnosed and therefore do not respond to treatment on the extensor tendon (at the elbow). The source of your problems may actually be starting at your neck............. I would recommend seeing a physio to get your neck cleared as a source of symptoms prior to wasting any more money on treating your tennis elbow.

    Cheers Leane


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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    Tennis elbow is tricky- we all know that! There could be many things going on in the elbow. I have found a very high-- extremely high-- incidence of a tight pronator that contributes to tennis elbow. It makes sense as this muscle is used a ton in the tennis swing. You can see a stretch that is extremely helpful at WRIST WIDGET TM - TFCC BLOG Scroll down the blog to see the pronator stretch. Try this on both arms and see if you are indeed tight. This stretch should be performed when the arm is warm- either after a hot shower or cardio. It also should be performed twice a day. The best thing to do is to perform the stretch and then see how the elbow feels in the am. If you are playing tennis- do the stretch before and after playing. There are many theories about tennis elbow-- deep tissue massage, cortisone, dysfunction of the gall bladder meridian, lack of strength which contributes to the tear, microscopic tears that develop into scarring... so many! I find that immobilization at the initial inflammatory phases for 3 weeks (no use), then progressive stretching-- gently and slowly, then deep tissue massage for another 3 weeks and then isometric strengthening is great. The challenge is that some patients stay in the inflammatory phase for a long time and cannot progress easily. If you understand each phase and progress as tolerated, most find great resolve. If you integrate acupuncture, ultrasound, heat, icing (direct ice for 2 minutes only), estim, and diet- you will progress faster.

    All the best to you!

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    Re: Is this really going to work?

    Taping
    Hi there,
    I can only advice you to give rest to all you sporting and gym activities for a while and consult an Orthopedic doctor regarding your injury. He/she can suggest you the best.




 
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