Healing slower

Mom and boys
By Mom and boys Latest Reply 2011-05-01 00:50:51 -0500
Started 2009-04-19 14:05:09 -0500

Friday I went to the Dr. for pain in the elbow. I found out I have tennis & Golf Elbow (and I don't play tennis or Golf). I am wondering if it is going t take longer for these tendons to heal because I am diabetic. Also, I am having some issues with high numbers in the am which I contributed to going off schedule during spring break and the pain in the elbow.

Does every thing need to come back in align before I will heal properly?

9 replies

northerngal 2011-04-30 16:27:39 -0500 Report

Tennis elbow is just another name for tendenitis. Basically, the tendon is overused or simply tracking different and becomes sore. I would NOT do cortisone because it will raise the bs, and it also actually damages soft tissue. Its a short term, feels better, but fixes nothing remedy. Rest is the best bet and it sounds like they already gave you a brace. Diabetics do heal slower, so you'll need to be careful for a while, but use the surrounding muscles if possible to keep them strong. That will help when you begin to use it again. You need as many muscles, tendons, and ligaments working as possible so it doesn't over-stress any of them. Good luck.

Hopieland 2011-04-30 16:33:14 -0500 Report

You are so helpful! Good info…I did not know exactly what T-elbow was, so this answers my Q. PWDs DO heal slower and rest is the best medicine. Not over stressing other parts is good advice. You've help me and I don't even have T-elbow!

northerngal 2011-04-30 17:04:11 -0500 Report

I have an education and recreation degree, so that was stuff I had to learn about. I'm also constantly wanting to know more, so I go out of my way to find answers. My Endo would give me some strange looks when I first went there, until someone explained that NO ONE else does that. I haven't changed, you can NEVER know too much. Glad I could help

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-04-19 18:49:05 -0500 Report

He gave me the option of a brace and adlieve for a month or the shot which is suppose to hurt and be sore for a few days. I went for the brace and alieve. I could give my self a shot in the belly while pregnant but just could not imagine a shot in my boney elbow. He did say I could come back an get the shot if I wanted. So far so good - I feel MUCH better.

Hopieland 2011-04-30 16:37:00 -0500 Report

I think you made a wise choice Mom. Shots are only a temporary fix, are costly and painful in themselves. R U on insulin? I don't think I could needle my elbow either! I'm glad you're feeling better now. Time will heal the elbow. Prayers and hugs to ya!

Bluebutterfly 2009-04-19 17:22:02 -0500 Report

I have had the cortizone in my shoulders,hands and knees not at the same time.My blood sugars did go up. I would take it easy with the elbow and don't re-injure it.This could slow the healing time. Hope you are better soon

Hopieland 2011-04-30 16:39:35 -0500 Report

Madame Flutterby…(forgive me. I call butterflies Flutterbys) your words are wise and true. #'s don't need any help to rise up, that's for sure!

bigjrm45 2009-04-19 15:40:45 -0500 Report

The Cortizone shot they give you for tennis elbo might raise your bs levels, let them know that you are a Diabetic they have other stuff they can use for you it not that big of a deal one shot last about 3 to 4 months at least for me.

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