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It sucks growing old

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mojosapien
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It sucks growing old

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An occurring annoyance during the past year.

Medial epicondylitis is also known as golfer's elbow, baseball elbow, suitcase elbow, or forehand tennis elbow. It's characterized by pain from the elbow to the wrist on the inside (medial side) of the elbow. The pain is caused by damage to the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm. A tendon is a tough cord of tissue that connects muscles to bones.

What causes medial epicondylitis?
Medial epicondylitis is caused by the excessive force used to bend the wrist toward the palm. This can happen when
swinging a golf club nah...lolol
or pitching a baseballnah..other joints would go first.
Other possible causes of medial epicondylitis include:

Serving with great force in tennis or using a spin serve nah
Weak shoulder and wrist muscles not yet but I've seen it
Using a too tightly strung, too short, or too heavy tennis racket nah see above
Throwing a javelin nah
Carrying a heavy suitcase nah
Chopping wood with an ax nah I'm not Zappa's Fine Girl and do not put on womens clothing
Operating a chain saw nah A power tool is not a toy and see above
Frequent use of other hand tools on a continuous basis mini-screwdriver, steering wheel, right-handed

The PCP had suggested the 3M Futuro, CBD paste :lol: and Voltaren/Lidocaine (both work OK for a while)
Other options include steroid shots and supposedly simple outpatient surgery.

Currently I'm wearing the 3m Futuro directly on the elbow.
At some point it may slip off and I will be handed a Chinese SKS or an Armalite AR-15.

What say you, grasshoppers?


filly
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Get the shot. I was told that tinkering at the edges makes this likely to become a chronic condition and you don’t want to live with that pain forever.


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That explains my problem. I forgot to press the primer button the required two times on my snow blower and I had to pull the recoil starter three times before it would start. I'm too macho to plug the thing in and use the electric starter. Now my elbow hurts. A lot.


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MsDaisy
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I had to have mine injected a couple times from taking blood pressures all day long. It was very helpful.


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Have you tried heroin?

Hay, wha' happened to the Oops smiley? :blackeye: :bag:


OK, I restored it. :oopsy:


Ornery ol' coot
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Having had a more than nodding acquaintance with heroin in my wasted youth, can confirm my elbow never hurt.


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“It sucks growing old”

It is an improvement on the alternative.


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:yeahthat:


You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy.
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zekeb
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Like my barber says, "I see you're still growing hair."


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mojosapien
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Cool...one shot at a time, though.

I was finally able to schedule my Moderna vaccine thru the local Waste Management facility, but 4 hours later I received a text message that it is closed this Saturday and directed me to the nearest available site.

https://www.zebraprovidence.com/

Maybe I can kill two birds with one stoning.


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zekeb wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:16 am Like my barber says, "I see you're still growing hair."
I told my stylist, "well at least I don't have any white highlights yet" and she said, "ummm, yeah."


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In his mid-50s, after playing tennis since he was Michigan Jr. Champion, my dad was dragged to an acupuncturist by his best friend for his tennis elbow. He scoffed. He mocked.

He stopped scoffing and mocking after the second treatment. I forget how many he had, but it never came back.


mojosapien
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In his mid-50s, after playing tennis since he was Michigan Jr. Champion, my dad was dragged to an acupuncturist by his best friend for his tennis elbow. He scoffed. He mocked.

He stopped scoffing and mocking after the second treatment. I forget how many he had, but it never came back.
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I know someone locally in RI who almost lost a shoulder because he was a "tennis player" from birth...and he was.

this is "golfer's elbow"...I've never been skeletally injured in my life except for teeth.

Lidocane is doing the job for now.

Steroid shot? Sounds painful.


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https://genius.com/Frederick-loewe-im-g ... ore-lyrics
Sung by Maurice Chevalier in Gigi.
Poor boy!
Poor boy!
Down hearted and depressed and in a spin
Poor boy!
Poor boy!
Oh, youth can really do a fellow in!

How lovely to sit here in the shade
With none of the woes of man and maid
I'm glad I'm not young anymore
The rivals that don't exist at all
The feeling you're only two feet tall
I'm glad that I'm not young anymore

No more confusion
No morning-after surprise
No more self delusion
That when you 're telling those lies
She isn't wise...
And even if love comes through the door
The can that goes on forevermore
Forever more is shorter than before
Oh, I'm so glad that I'm not young anymore

The tiny remark that tortures you
The fear that your friends won't like her too
I'm glad that I'm not young anymore
The longing to end the stale affair
Until you find out she doesn't care
I'm glad that I'm not young anymore

No more frustration
No star-crossed lover am I
No aggravation
Just one reluctant reply
"Lady, goodbye!"

The fountain of youth
Is --
Methuselah is my patron saint
I've never been so comfortable before
Oh, I'm so glad that I am not young anymore!


Fanny Longfellow, the poet's wife, was a pioneer in the use of ether during childbirth despite family objections and prevailing religious attitudes against it.
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Gregg
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Somehow, America Survived this.


Supreme Commander, Imperial Illuminati Air Force

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Tiredretiredlawyer
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And the army survived!!!


Fanny Longfellow, the poet's wife, was a pioneer in the use of ether during childbirth despite family objections and prevailing religious attitudes against it.
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