Originally Posted by sandman512
About three days ago, my MD diagnosed my left elbow with "tennis elbow". He recommended a cortisone shot. So, things felt better for two days. Today, I did a little manual labor and it is sore as can be. Did I screw up what the shot did? Any advice? Thanks!
If it is still hurting, today, I'd say so. First of all, Tennis Elbow, is inflammation in the tendons in there from what you do with your wrist as the ortho doc explained to me years ago. The cortisone helps calm it down, and you should have been resting it a while. Manual labor would have just flared it right back up again. Most orthos will give you up to 2 or 3 injections over a period of time before starting to talk surgery on it. I have had both elbows surgically fixed as well as both shoulders (one twice), one wrist, one herniated disc in my neck, and now having to have a joint replaced in my thumb. Talk about a mess.......