I have a client, a 30ish male, otherwise healthy who has suffered for 5-6 years now from epicondylitis (medialis) type pain in his both arms. He also has pain in the neck which prevents him from reading sitting by the table. For 2 years he has also had a pain in his other groin.
He hasn't benefited from any of the conventional trick or treatments for epicondylitis (exercise, wrist support, epi support, rest) and I'm beginning to wonder that it's something completely else.
Any ideas? I already planted a seed of maybe trying the paleo diet to reduse inflammation but I would be happy to hear if anyone has anything similar to share?
The situation restrics his level of function so badly he hasn't been able to study (and wouldn't be able to work).
Thanks, if anyone has anything!
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on December 15, 2011
at 06:34 AM
So, are you saying he's not yet eating paleo? If he's tried everything else he's willing to try, why not try paleo? 30 days, full on, why not?
I have a genetic condition that makes my collagen not form properly (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). I love paleo because I get to be as healthy as I can, given that I can't really exercise. Because my ligaments are loose, all my joints spontaneously (totally randomly, actually) dislocate or subluxate (partially dislocate) at their own will. This also causes lots of random pain.
It's frequently mis-diagnosed, or totally unrecognized; in part, because it's rare (1 in 5,000). It's less often recognized in men. My first diagnosis was fibromyalgia.
Other thoughts: Cortisone. Perhaps it would be useful to treat the symptoms to get a break from the pain. That could help diagnose the source, or give him a break so the therapy could work.
Also, warm water therapy pool (as opposed to just exercises). Has he been tested for nerve conduction, etc.? Chiropractic is my other thought. Does wonders to keep me put together.
on December 15, 2011
at 01:17 PM
okay, i have eds so i'll just say what worked for me.
checking rbc magnesium and b vitamins. and vit d
strengthening CORE muscles..otherwise your spine is holding you up,leading to to nerve irritation strengthening my deep neck flexors, chin tucks. foreward head posture is very irritating! stabilizing my shoulders with floor exercises. then my pec muscles are less irritated, and less pressure on ulnar and radial (?) nerves i believe.