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There is help for tennis elbow! For more than two years I suffered painful tendinitis in my elbow, from grating beeswax, of all things! I had three cortisone shots (which really hurt and are not good for you), and acupuncture therapy. I also tried wearing a tensor bandage and applying heat/cold, all to no avail.

There is help for tennis elbow! For more than two years I suffered painful tendinitis in my elbow, from grating beeswax, of all things! I had three cortisone shots (which really hurt and are not good for you), and acupuncture therapy. I also tried wearing a tensor bandage and applying heat/cold, all to no avail. I had despaired of relief when someone at work told me of the following exercise: Take a sturdy rubber elastic and place it over the knuckles of the affected hand, near the fingertips, just below the nails. Then spread the fingers, as far apart as comfort will allow, using the elastic to provide resistance. Do this several times at once, several times a day, whenever you remember. I kept the elastic on my wrist to remind myself. After about a week, the relief from pain was surprising. My elbow is 85 per cent recovered. I still do the exercise when I think of it, but without the elastic.--Mary McCullough, Carleton Place, Ont.

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