The discomfort your experiencing may have a number of causes. I would consult a theapist and take things from there. Stretching 'may' help. I would consider cortisone a last ditch attempt but as pumseig suggests - if needed and appropriate that may be what is needed.
Rest, ice, and an anti-inflammatory is the way I was instructed to treat tendonitis. You need a physician to confirm that it is tendonitis and not some other muscle/joint ailment.
Some use a compression strap or sleeve, but it's only a band-aid.
Yes it hurts to do simple things. Inhave itnright now with no hope of healing since Im knee deep in renovation work. After I may ask for a shot since when I was resting and using a brace it did not improve.
I had this (it returns now and again). Maybe I did not have it so bad, although enough to wake me in the night. But I was surprised how doing some exercises and stretches I got from Youtube made a huge difference fast.
This woman is good and does quick, to the point explanations. Also used her advice to make my back pain much better. But its worth having a look round on there. Of course there are a lot of self styles experts to avoid as always on Youtube. But this woman seems to have credibility in the fitness world.
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