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 Post subject: Bowling w/Tennis Elbow Injury - PRP injection
 Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:21 pm Post Number: #1 Post
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Anybody elected for the injection in the elbow? I've been battling losing strength in my throwing arm for over a year now. Ive tried long rest, had cortisone injection, physical therapy 2x a week for months, worn braces in my every day life....basically I've tried it all that's been recommended by my ortho. His last line of defense is the PRP injection which isn't covered by insurance.

I'm scheduled for the procedure this week. Anybody had it for bowling or other injuries and can share success stories or any other info? It sucks being a righty and being significantly stronger in my left arm. To me if I can see 30% improvement it's worth this huge outlay of money.


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 Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:15 am Post Number: #2 Post
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Anybody elected for the injection in the elbow? I've been battling losing strength in my throwing arm for over a year now. Ive tried long rest, had cortisone injection, physical therapy 2x a week for months, worn braces in my every day life....basically I've tried it all that's been recommended by my ortho. His last line of defense is the PRP injection which isn't covered by insurance.

I'm scheduled for the procedure this week. Anybody had it for bowling or other injuries and can share success stories or any other info? It sucks being a righty and being significantly stronger in my left arm. To me if I can see 30% improvement it's worth this huge outlay of money.


In a word, no.

Responding because I would love to know what the results are for you. I'm having a problem with my elbow. I've gone through much of what you have (less the cortisone injections), and now bowl only once a week (vs. three). Also, I'm now throwing 13 lbs (dropping from 15).

I wish you luck.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:25 am Post Number: #3 Post
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A guy at my work had the Platelet-rich plasma injections into his Achilles tendon which was in severe pain from too much basketball playing.
He had to have his ankle in a cast during the regeneration process but the pain went away and he was able to play basketball again, but to a lesser intensity.

I have a bad tendon in my bowling arm and I find the key for both my arm and shoulder has been weight lifting.
Do intense weight training at least once a week on those muscles and build them up.
Once you start putting some good mass on, then the stress level of bowling goes away, or is reduced.
You basically have to get your muscles to grow so the supporting tendons and bones will also be stimulated to adapt and get stronger to support the new muscle size.

Also, loss of strength in a muscle can also be caused by over training, meaning that if you bowl too much, then the muscles used will always be under stress and have no time to recover and adapt.
So they will weaken over time.
Taking a week off from bowling and hitting the arm and shoulder with weights regularly can build your strength back up.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:24 pm Post Number: #4 Post
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Just left the Dr. 1st review is the post-injection feeling is much more painful for me than cortisone. Fingers crossed. I know besides bowling another activity that shortens tendons is heavy computer/mouse use which I am also guilty of.


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 Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:06 pm Post Number: #5 Post
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G8RPAUL42 wrote:
Just left the Dr. 1st review is the post-injection feeling is much more painful for me than cortisone. Fingers crossed. I know besides bowling another activity that shortens tendons is heavy computer/mouse use which I am also guilty of.

I switched to using my left arm for mousing and it made a huge difference.
If you are susceptible to tendonitis like I am, then the less repetitive stress you can put on your bowling arm the better.
Take some time off from bowling and let the injections have time to work.
Once the course of treatment is over, then begin weight training exercises for your biceps, triceps, wrist and shoulder.
Take a couple of weeks to put some mass on that arm.
Hellboy it!
Then when it looks and feels very strong and solid with no pain, start slowly getting back into bowling.
Only 3 to 5 games a week, don't over do it.
Keep up the weight training at least twice a week, 3-5 sets of 10 per muscle group.
Hope it works for you, if it does I may do it too.
Keep us updated.

Oh, I also found hot compresses to be very helpful with reducing tendonitis pain.
I take a washcloth and after I wash my face I fold it up and saturate it with real hot water and put it on my arm and hold it there till it loses it hotness. I repeat this three times and do it in the morning when I wake up and the evening before bed and especially after finishing a bowling session.
Really helps me a lot.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:41 am Post Number: #6 Post
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Ok first night of fall league. Had only bowled a few times all summer. I took alot of time off after state tournament in June. Anyway shot 718 and bowled just about pain free all night. This is 3 weeks post PRP injection. For reference I'm about a 220 house shot avg bowler. I'm always happy with a 700+. More important than score is lack of pain and better stamina. Ball speed is back with even a smooth toss. I'm a PRP believer so far.


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 Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:46 am Post Number: #7 Post
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G8RPAUL42 wrote:
Ok first night of fall league. Had only bowled a few times all summer. I took alot of time off after state tournament in June. Anyway shot 718 and bowled just about pain free all night. This is 3 weeks post PRP injection. For reference I'm about a 220 house shot avg bowler. I'm always happy with a 700+. More important than score is lack of pain and better stamina. Ball speed is back with even a smooth toss. I'm a PRP believer so far.


Good news. Continued success. Hope you can rebuild the injured parts and improve your overall fitness and avoid future injuries.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:11 pm Post Number: #8 Post
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G8RPAUL42 wrote:
Ok first night of fall league. Had only bowled a few times all summer. I took alot of time off after state tournament in June. Anyway shot 718 and bowled just about pain free all night. This is 3 weeks post PRP injection. For reference I'm about a 220 house shot avg bowler. I'm always happy with a 700+. More important than score is lack of pain and better stamina. Ball speed is back with even a smooth toss. I'm a PRP believer so far.

Super great news!
Now take it easy, don't over do it or re-injury could occur.
A little bit a week to prevent repetitive stress.
Work with weights to strengthen the muscles and tendons.
I think I may consider this procedure as well.
Good bowling!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:10 pm Post Number: #9 Post
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G8RPAUL42 wrote:
Ok first night of fall league. Had only bowled a few times all summer. I took alot of time off after state tournament in June. Anyway shot 718 and bowled just about pain free all night. This is 3 weeks post PRP injection. For reference I'm about a 220 house shot avg bowler. I'm always happy with a 700+. More important than score is lack of pain and better stamina. Ball speed is back with even a smooth toss. I'm a PRP believer so far.


Nice job!

Only point - you're NOT supposed to start league with a 700!!! LOL "Inverse sandbagging"


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 Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:39 pm Post Number: #10 Post
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Its a scratch league so sandbagging not required.


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