tennis elbow

My right arm started hurting about 6 weeks ago and about two weeks into the pain I went to see my Dr. He said it was tennis elbow. He gave me a shot of cortisone and said to try to keep work to a minimum. I'm a horticulturist so I am always doing some work. The pain has continued and got to the point that having someone shake my hand was excruciating. I went to see the Dr. again yesterday and he gave me a bigger, deeper cortisone injection which really hurt. He told me not to do any work for the next two weeks and to ice it twice a day. He said if that did not eliminate the pain he would send me to an orthopedist. Is there anything else I can do? Any exercises to try or movements to completely avoid? Do I have to stay immobile to get better?

Posted By John on June 12, 2004 at 10:06:57:

Plantar Fascia starts as a dull, intermittent pain in heel or arch, progressing to a sharp, persistent pain. A sharp, piercing pain and/or inflammation through heel and foot that usually occurs in the morning or after resting and gradually disappears with walking.

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