Pole Elbow

Arry

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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
There's ways round it... use a pole spray bar, and (as has been suggested) a Clever Claw... with the catapult you could drill a hole in the top of one of your box legs and slot your catty handle into it and just fill the pouch and pull it back and let go.... I once saw a lad doing this and it worked well... get an elbow brace and a tube of voltarol as well
 

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Defo sounds like tennis elbow, friend had it and had to use support bandage. painkillers and creams help as do some advised exercise plans but reality is it only gets better without further aggravation.

I had (have) it in my left foot from playing darts !
 

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Viagra you need. gives you a bit of extra support and something else to think about..... (y) :eek:
 

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A cortisone injection gives relief but can cause more damage as you forget the elbow is still damaged and over-stress it. Plus the injection hurts. I have had several bouts on both elbows, the supports help but physio is the way to go. Get some tension bands and do the prescribed stretches, you'll notice the difference in a few weeks. I put up with it for ages without help but eventually got dragged to the doctor's the first time by my wife and insisted on going on the physio list. I didn't need persuading the second time.
 

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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.

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Hi Neil, If Id wanted to wait a few weeks then yes, we too have ..... Errrrrrr .... an NHS. Sort of. Id already put up with it for a week or so before visiting the doctor. It was very painful. A yorkshireman doesnt part with £250 if he doesnt have to but, if the doctor had said £2500 Id have paid him there and then to stop the pain. I hope the OP condition doesnt get any worse. Its not fun. pain

Hey Neil, Ill have you know we have dial up internet now. Next week we get a big bag of that electrikety to make it work. Beat that. 👍
 
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tipitinmick

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A cortisone injection gives relief but can cause more damage as you forget the elbow is still damaged and over-stress it. Plus the injection hurts. I have had several bouts on both elbows, the supports help but physio is the way to go. Get some tension bands and do the prescribed stretches, you'll notice the difference in a few weeks. I put up with it for ages without help but eventually got dragged to the doctor's the first time by my wife and insisted on going on the physio list. I didn't need persuading the second time.
You are right there LouisD. The injection is the easy bit its when the doctor starts to waggle the needle about to get the fluid all around your elbow. That hurts like a ####.
 

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You are right there LouisD. The injection is the easy bit its when the doctor starts to waggle the needle about to get the fluid all around your elbow. That hurts like a ####.

When I had an injection in my elbow, the doctor told me not to look, but I wanted to see what he was doing. Anyway, the injection didn't hurt that much, it was the next day when I was in agony.
What the doc did was sucked up the cortisone into the syringe and then sucked up some local anaesthetic after it. as he put the needle into the joint he released the local first and then the cortisone. That's why it didn't hurt when he did it, and hurt like hell when the local wore off.
 

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Lots of theses types of aches and pains are down to posture. Tommy Pickering has done an excellent you tube vid on how to correctly set up your seat box to minimise/eradicate such aches and pains. I followed his advice a year or two ago and have to say I now don't suffer from sitting on a box for prolonged periods.
 

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Lots of theses types of aches and pains are down to posture. Tommy Pickering has done an excellent you tube vid on how to correctly set up your seat box to minimise/eradicate such aches and pains. I followed his advice a year or two ago and have to say I now don't suffer from sitting on a box for prolonged periods.
I sit on my arse not my arm😀
 

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When I was a rep and driving 40,000 miles a year I started developing backache,I happened to mention it to a client and he asked if I kept my wallet in my hip pocket,which I did,he said move it to a side pocket as it unbalances you,it worked.As for pole fishing I used to end a match virtually on my knees,I bought a clip on Preston backrest,best £90 I've spent on tackle.
 

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When I was a rep and driving 40,000 miles a year I started developing backache,I happened to mention it to a client and he asked if I kept my wallet in my hip pocket,which I did,he said move it to a side pocket as it unbalances you,it worked.As for pole fishing I used to end a match virtually on my knees,I bought a clip on Preston backrest,best £90 I've spent on tackle.
I have often wondered why back rests on boxes have never been fashionable; is it a macho thing?
 

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