Surfcaster's Elbow: Any doctors out there?
Posted May 07 2005 - 7:06 AM
Has anybody ever bunged up an elbow like this? I'll try folk remedies, faith healers and tribal shamans first....I know I should see a doctor, but I really can't stand running the gauntlet of our current Medical/Insurance Complex.
Posted May 07 2005 - 7:50 AM
This is also why my 11' spinning rods have all been either retired or sold
Posted May 07 2005 - 8:17 AM
Wearing a elbow brace will help, but will not cure the problem.
If you change your casting side to the oppisite side from the side you hurt, can help to decrease the pain and allow some healing to go on.
If you are using a spinning rod, learn how to cast a conventional from the oppisite side can also reduce the pain and swelling from your injured elbow
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Posted May 07 2005 - 8:39 AM
and the Rats will beat a path to your Door..
Posted May 07 2005 - 9:07 AM
I realize this sounds like hoodoo stuff but my father gave me an old copper bracelet and damn if it didn't help. You could tell when the elbow was acting up when my wrist would turn green.
No doctors no exercises - after 2 years of playing through pain I put on the stupid bracelet and it got better in a few weeks, go figure.
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Posted May 07 2005 - 9:17 AM
Posted May 07 2005 - 9:28 AM
I dont like it at all
Posted May 07 2005 - 9:53 AM
Stretch targeted muscle by - hand facing down,
grap thumb and pull/bending towards floor, to your
arm and squeeze, lightly a couple of times.
Also, bend hand up and, at the wrist,
and pull lighly towards arm. This will warm up that muscle a little
before doing everything else.
Get a very strong rubber band, encircle your fingertips,
and stretch out then back in. Do this several times during
the day. This will work and target some of those muscles.
With a 1-2 LB weight, hold with you arm extended.
Lift weight at wrist up & down, then side ways. Also, squeeze a ball.
Increments of 10, rest, 10 again.
Ice pack - 10 min on/off 3-4 times after.
All of these things will held strengthen the muscles in
that area and the ice will held keep the inflammation down.
I have had this problem on and off for 2 years.
After I started to do this, my grip was better
on my rod and my elbow stopped hurting.
Posted May 07 2005 - 10:21 AM
Hurt it good, but didn't wreck it, fortunately.
I hadda quit fishing for four months, basically.
It took a longer time for me to heal because I swing a hammer for a living, I'd guess. But I was good as new by the fall run
Rest, ice, stretching, and Tiger Balm was my regimen
Posted May 07 2005 - 10:40 AM
Originally posted by kentnarrows:
I twisted my elbow last November during a tussle with an AI rockfish. I thought it would be a temporary thing, but....it's been dogging me to varous degrees ever since. When I squeeze my fist, I can feel pain right at the elbow joint, and the joint is very sensitive to being bumped at the wrong angle.
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Posted May 07 2005 - 2:44 PM
Posted May 07 2005 - 2:57 PM
She has helped me through casting pains many times....
Posted May 07 2005 - 5:27 PM
If it is the upper section then it is tennis elbow. Tennis elbow tends to be less serious.
Cortisone shot will help relieve the inflamtion and ice for 20 min every 2 hrs.
Antiinflammatory medications reduce inflammation and pain. Resting the sore area prevents further injury while allowing time to heal. A wrist splint holds the wrist in one position, limiting stresses at the elbow. Pain with activity is a sign that irritation is occurring. Try to avoid movements and activities that increase pain.
As healing continues different types of exercises are used. Early on, isometric exercises help to maintain muscle mass without over stressing tissue. Later, progressive resistive exercises are used to increase endurance and strength.
Problems can be avoided by taking frequent breaks as you work or play, improving overall arm muscle condition, and limiting heavy pushing, pulling or grasping.
If all else fails, surgery is done to treat golfer's elbow. The tendons that attach to the medial epicondyle are split to reveal the scar tissue. This scar tissue is removed. It takes about 3 weeks to resume light activities and 3 months to resume heavy activities and sports.
Posted May 07 2005 - 5:56 PM
But, he gives me a "cocktail" of lydocane(sp?) and cortisone, which he injects into several sites in the offending elbow. Truthfully, 1/2 hour after the shot, I'm good to go. The shot usually lasts me through the remained of the season.