Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow Too. Can I Keep Exercising?

by Cary Austin

Hi Joshua,

I'm 46 self-employed contract cleaner.

I have worked out 3 days a week for most of my adult life. In the past year i've had little twinges and pains creep up on me in wrist-forearms and achilles areas until about 3 months ago it went full blown pain and couldnt move 2 of my fingers in the mornings.

Being frustrated I did creams, bands, ice-packs...cut back on activity but being self-employed I constantly lift, twist and move my arms! (I also golf).

Doc told me I had golfers/tennis elbow and possibly carpal tunnel in right wrist. I did ibuprofen, ice, etc.

I started your super-icing program...into my 3rd day and starting to notice a difference. I'm going to order your tennis elbow dvd also.

My question is how should I treat exercising while going thru the icing process....?....can I still work out or simply cut back?....I really want this to work!

Thanks for your help!

Cary Austin


Joshua Answers:

Hi Cary.

Your 'The Tennis Elbow Treatment That Works' DVD goes out in the mail tomorrow.

Keep Ice Dipping. The more the merrier. You may want to drop down non-work activity with your hands to limit irritation for a couple few weeks while you Ice Dip and do the other self care you'll see on the DVD.

Follow the recipe. You may want to up the number of repetitions some, depending on how 'bad' the pain is.

It's basically a balance, now and later. The more you use your arms, the more the body is going to push you down the Downward Spiral.

You use the self care to counter that and support your body back up the Upward Spiral.

First, you knock the pain down. Then you help the structure get healthy again. Then you get really efficient at how little self care one must do to counter your activities and keep your body pain free.

Nowadays, I just have to ice a couple times, and my forearms get pain free and stay that way a week or a month, depending on how much I'm doing.

Let's talk after you're on The Healthy Elbow Protocol for a week or two, and we'll fine tune as necessary.

It sounds like you're far along the spectrum of structural tightness and nervous system habit, so it's going to take something, but there's not reason that we can't get you pain free and able to work/play as much as you want.

It will take some effort on the front end though, so be ready to put some work into getting your arms healthy again.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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