Often, cortisone gets rid of the inflammation. Icing does the same thing. I had a cortisone shot in the elbow and it increased the pain immensely for several days -- I think the doctor hit a nerve or something. I believe the brace does more good than anything. At least, it works for me during golf season. I dreaded the thought of practicing yesterday. But I wore the brace and after an hour of playing I had no incremental pain. A friend of mine is an avid tennis player. Years ago a bad case of tennis elbow nearly ended his playing. After a period of rest and icing, he tried the brace. Now he plays four days a week, all year round, always with the brace and he has no pain. He won't play without it.segoviajr07 wrote:I've still got my issue, doc says a shot of cortisone will cure it, but I am reluctant to do that, mostly because I know it will mean a few days without playing.
Aleve seems to work better for me than Advil, that's what doc suggested as well. I haven't done any ice, just wear the brace when I play. If I wear the brace all the time and take the Aleve daily it seems to help a lot, but I hate wearing that brace around all the time.
That's where I am, probably gonna bite the bullet and get the shot soon, will report back.