heat or cold?

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  1. noogles

    noogles OT Supporter

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    my elbow's been bugging me for the past week or so. don't know how it happened though. it's like i woke up one morning and it just felt weird. i'm guessing i may have slept on it or something :ugh2:

    i can tolerate it for the most part but reverse grip curls the other day really sucked. anyway, i see a physio and he says it's something like tennis elbow. according to him weight training is fine and there's no reason for me to not hit the weights. gave me some stretches to do before lifting, try them out but they don't seem to work. he did tell me to ice it whenever i could. i was under the impression that RICE for the first 72 hours then heat after :dunno:

    any advice?
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    Ice heals... ice for a few days then heat
     
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    and some localised ibuprofen cream can't hurt either for removing inflamation and increasing healing.
     
  4. noogles

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    cool (pun not intended). should i still compress?
     
  5. noogles

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    there doesn't seem to be any swelling but i'll give it a go. thanks.
     
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    not swelling but inflamed, the tendon will be, if it is tendonitis.
     
  7. daneeyah

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    chinese oil works miracles lol
    thats like my solution to everything..:bowdown:
    it cools and it warms at the same time, its a weird feeling cant explain it but it works!
     
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    Extra strength advil, ice/heat on and off for 15 minutes. This is what I've been doing for my elbow and it's feeling a little better.
     
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