Pole Elbow

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I seem to have developed a dull pain/ache in my right elbow which is worse when I clinch my fist. Never had this 20 years ago when I last fished and can only think its down to fishing the pole? Anyone else suffer this particular ailment and offer any advise???????
 

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I seem to have developed a dull pain/ache in my right elbow which is worse when I clinch my fist. Never had this 20 years ago when I last fished and can only think its down to fishing the pole? Anyone else suffer this particular ailment and offer any advise???????
Elbows, hands, back, shoulders, neck etc...... Buy a waggler rod:p
 

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I seem to have developed a dull pain/ache in my right elbow which is worse when I clinch my fist. Never had this 20 years ago when I last fished and can only think its down to fishing the pole? Anyone else suffer this particular ailment and offer any advise???????
Yep .......neck back knee elbow on a good day 🤨
Seriously I’m a plasterer by trade and elbow trouble is common the only sure fire way to stop pain like this is to stop doing the thing that causes it which in most cases is impractical!!!!!!!
If you are right handed try fishing left handed it’s funny at first but you get used to it .
Doctors have told me in the past to rest it and take anti inflammatory tablets and go back if it gets worse...... I can’t rest it..... I won’t get into pain killers so I just put up with it.
By the way I’m not advising anything medical as I’m only a plasterer and not a medical expert 😁
 

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I seem to have developed a dull pain/ache in my right elbow which is worse when I clinch my fist. Never had this 20 years ago when I last fished and can only think its down to fishing the pole? Anyone else suffer this particular ailment and offer any advise???????
Hi Ian, If it is down to your pole fishing then I can only think the technique you've chosen doesnt suit your stature. I changed my pole fishing stance some five years ago as I was suffering horrendous pain in my arm and back from being hunched over. I now use my elbow and leg to sit and fish with my back in more of an upright position. Its sort of an old skool position but, it works for me. I have however had tennis elbow 20 years ago. No, not from playing tennis but, from screwing a screw in with too small a screwdriver. I heard and felt it snap. Boy did it hurt that night. Three injections later and £250 lighter I was out of pain. I dont know which hurt the most, the elbow or paying the doctor £250. Well, I am a tight northern monkey after all. 😆😆😆
 

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Probably "Tennis Elbow".

What Are Tennis Elbow Symptoms and Signs?
  • Tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
  • Morning stiffness of the elbow with persistent aching.
  • Soreness of the forearm muscles.
  • Elbow pain is worse when grasping or holding an object (a sign that active inflammation is present because of the tendinitis)
Tennis elbow is a self-limiting condition, which means it will eventually get better without treatment.

However, it can often last for several weeks or months, because tendons heal slowly. In some cases, tennis elbow can persist for more than a year.



Could be a one off problem or long term because of the way you hold/support the pole.
 

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Hi Ian, If it is down to your pole fishing then I can only think the technique you've chosen doesnt suit your stature. I changed my pole fishing stance some five years ago as I was suffering horrendous pain in my arm and back from being hunched over. I now use my elbow and leg to sit and fish with my back in more of an upright position. Its sort of an old skool position but, it works for me. I have however had tennis elbow 20 years ago. No, not from playing tennis but, from screwing a screw in with too small a screwdriver. I heard and felt it snap. Boy did it hurt that night. Three injections later and £250 lighter I was out of pain. I dont know which hurt the most, the elbow or paying the doctor £250. Well, I am a tight northern monkey after all. 😆😆😆
Down South we have a marvelous thing called the NHS, you don't have to pay for treatment. The idea probably hasn't reached oop North yet.

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I think it's tennis elbow as well I get it a bit when fishing long pole normally, I don't get any other aches and pains , that's why I attributed it to that
 

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Bottom line - we are all getting older and parts of the body don't work as well as they once did. In my case as a "sprightly" 70+ year old it seems to be my left hip when pole fishing (at least this is one deficiency I'm prepared to admit to!). I rarely fish more than 11 metres of pole but whatever length after about 2 hours I find myself having to stretch said left leg out for comfort.
 

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Get a padded elbow brace and use Voltarol emulgel 12 hour... I had tennis elbow at work... lasted about a year flippin painful and bad enough to stop me grasping a cup.... fishing a feeder and landing a fish was utter murder without painkillers
 

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Get a padded elbow brace and use Voltarol emulgel 12 hour... I had tennis elbow at work... lasted about a year flippin painful and bad enough to stop me grasping a cup.... fishing a feeder and landing a fish was utter murder without painkillers
I bet you stuck at it though mate. If they called it work we would all pack up :D
 

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53lb of skimmers/bream with tennis elbow was a killer... my missus had to come to the water with the pain killers... every fish HURT...:crybaby2:
 

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Yes, you can get a tennis elbow brace, works for me.
 

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this is the one I used... slapped a load of Voltarol on the affected spot and it was manageable day to day and at work... and fishing... the trick is not to flex the forearm muscles by gripping too tightly....
 

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Down South we have a marvelous thing called the NHS, you don't have to pay for treatment. The idea probably hasn't reached oop North yet.

:p
Depends how long want to wait to see specialist I’ve been waiting 5 weeks and now it looks like paying to get seen so can get sort as self employed ( apparently we don’t pay enough in to get help ) that’s I’m middle country so maybe southerns still get biggest pot of nhs money:sleep::sleep::sleep:(y)
 

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When I had it, I had physio, which included ultrasound and acupuncture. Luckily I was still in the police so it was all done very quickly with their physiotherapists. I also have one of the forearm supports, which has two raised ridges, that put pressure on.
It has gone, but I do still get the odd twinge, if I do anything repetitive for too long with my left arm. Leave it!
 

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asked my doctor about an hospital appointment for tennis elbow, he said don't even bother waiting time in Oxford over 12 months, first they will send you for physio which if you are already active wont work, they then might try an injection and if that works its only temporary...he said best learn to live with it and it will cure itself....that was 12 months ago and i'm still in agony with it at times, catapulting or using long whips hurt the most
 

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