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CSC315
February 19th, 2018, 11:32 AM
I have tennis elbow in my left elbow. Iíve had it in my right elbow and had successful surgery a few years ago. While Iím swimming I feel no discomfort at all. I swim freestyle almost exclusively. I use resistance gloves as well with zero pain or discomfort. Outside of the pool I can barely lift a bottle of shampoo or my Diet Coke can without feel pain. My question is since Iím not feeling pain while swimming am I doing damage anyway? I took up swimming because of my elbows...weights are not a good idea for me. I donít want to have to stop swimming now too. Thoughts??


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__steve__
February 19th, 2018, 02:58 PM
Try ditching the gloves and see what happens. Have you seen the doc for this yet?

CSC315
February 19th, 2018, 03:21 PM
Try ditching the gloves and see what happens. Have you seen the doc for this yet?

Oh yes. Iíve had a couple cortisone injections. I just want to make sure Iím not doing damage when Iím swimming. It doesnít hurt at all while swimming.


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__steve__
February 20th, 2018, 10:23 AM
. I just want to make sure Iím not doing damage when Iím swimming. It doesnít hurt at all while swimming
unfortunately thereís only one sure way to confirm that. You can get a decent workout in the pool without using the arms, and maybe 2 wks can provide an answer

jimsauer
February 21st, 2018, 05:15 PM
I have tennis elbow in my left elbow. Iíve had it in my right elbow and had successful surgery a few years ago. While Iím swimming I feel no discomfort at all. I swim freestyle almost exclusively. I use resistance gloves as well with zero pain or discomfort. Outside of the pool I can barely lift a bottle of shampoo or my Diet Coke can without feel pain. My question is since Iím not feeling pain while swimming am I doing damage anyway? I took up swimming because of my elbows...weights are not a good idea for me. I donít want to have to stop swimming now too. Thoughts??


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Google "EPAT Therapy" and see if someone in your area is doing this type of Therapy. I did this and it cured my swimmers Elbow. The local TV station actually did a segment on it with me..will see if I can find it and add a link

here is the link to my Austin Dr where they discuss EPAT

http://spinalrehabsportsmedicine.com/sports-injury-treatment/epat-laser-pulse-therapy/

orca1946
February 23rd, 2018, 11:52 AM
This gives me some info that I did not have considering my elbow. Thanx

orca1946
February 28th, 2018, 11:15 AM
I now hear "swimmers elbow" for the same reasons.

sftom
February 28th, 2018, 08:23 PM
I think you should see a doctor asap about this and be really careful about using hand-resistance devices while swimming (in my opinion you should stop using them altogether). I used to use hand paddles to pull on free style and as a result I did a lot of damage to my elbow tendons, particularly on the left side, which also triggered a bout of shingles. Before the major injury occurred I also noticed that once I got swimming I had no pain during the swim ... but the injury was apparently occurring anyway. My tendons eventually healed, but very slowly, and I have never gone back to using any sort of hand-resistance device. The injuries have not recurred although I have occasional and minor pain in my tendons if I work out hard and without taking a rest day now and again.

CSC315
March 4th, 2018, 06:41 PM
I think you should see a doctor asap about this and be really careful about using hand-resistance devices while swimming (in my opinion you should stop using them altogether). I used to use hand paddles to pull on free style and as a result I did a lot of damage to my elbow tendons, particularly on the left side, which also triggered a bout of shingles. Before the major injury occurred I also noticed that once I got swimming I had no pain during the swim ... but the injury was apparently occurring anyway. My tendons eventually healed, but very slowly, and I have never gone back to using any sort of hand-resistance device. The injuries have not recurred although I have occasional and minor pain in my tendons if I work out hard and without taking a rest day now and again.

This is exactly what I was wondering. I have stopped using resistance gloves and will likely not use them again. I will be having surgery on my elbow in mid April. Thank you for your reply!


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orca1946
March 8th, 2018, 05:16 PM
which also triggered a bout of shingles. UUMMM?I don't think they are related this way. I M H O

sftom
March 19th, 2018, 09:45 PM
which also triggered a bout of shingles. UUMMM?I don't think they are related this way. I M H O

I believe they are, in fact. As I understand it, if you've had chicken pox the virus never leaves your body but instead remains dormant where the body's large nerves attach to the spinal cord. Trauma and stress can both reactivate the virus, causing it to multiply and travel down the nerve, which is what happened in my case ... the same arm that with the injured tendon was also struck by shingles a few days later. I should also mention that the tendon injury, although it came on over time, suddenly and without warning became extremely painful literally overnight (in fact the first night it struck it woke me out of a deep sleep) ... I guess the damage had reached some sort of critical point. It's not uncommon to get shingle after serious accidents or illnesses ... even extreme stress can bring it on. And when this happened I was below the age when one could have attributed the onset to my age.