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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:31 am 
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Hi Everyone,

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    Hypovitaminsis D condition from last one year
    Hyperlaxity condition

I have been experiencing elbow pain from last 8 months and visited local orthopedic. Just with the symptoms doctor confirmed it as a Tennis elbow, he did not even ask me to go for X-ray.

I always had doubt that it could not be Tennis elbow,because other than yoga, I am not into any kind of activities.
So this time i consulted a Big doctor in the city, specialist in Joint replacements.He ordered for X-ray of elbow and confirmed that there is an extra growth of bone or extra bone(I did not remember exactly what he said) and the medication he gave me is :

1)Omega-3 Fatty Acids,Vitamin E and Wheat Germ Oil Capslues (E-COD) daily one for six weeks
2) Lornoxicam Tablets for 10 days.

And doctor confirmed that it is not tennis elbow. When i asked him about if i can do push-ups he said i should never do push-ups in my life instead suggested me to do dumbell exercises

He said people with hyperlaxity should not put weight on joints.

Please suggest me if there is any one with hyper-mobility condition leading normal life(i mean lifting weights,push-ups etc)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:32 am 
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Is the big doctor familiar with sports and physical activities? I think those who are not are overly conservative and will rather tell you to die of stillness and atrophy instead. Taking Omega 3 has a lot of positive effects (decreasing inflammation is only one of them) and one I would recommend to keep it up even after the 6 week period is over.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:52 am 
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mark74 wrote:
Is the big doctor familiar with sports and physical activities? I think those who are not are overly conservative and will rather tell you to die of stillness and atrophy instead.


I don't think he treats sports/athletes..The average age of his clientele is around 50. He is an expert in Joint Replacement.

Considering my health history(hypovitaminosis D,hyperlaxity), he asked me to go for Nuclear bone scan to rule out any minor fractures at the joints and the report came out normal except for the scoliosis with convexity to right.

Tomorrow i am planning to see a physiotherapist..

The main reason i want to do push-ups and weight training is i look very thin(59kg for 5'10").Is there any way to increase weight without putting weight on elbow joint as suggested by the doctor?

I walk daily for around 2 KM and my diet includes Soya Bean everyday.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:56 am 
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I can't see eliminating pressing motions completely but you can do flys for chest and shoulders. Working your large muscle groups has an overall effect on the whole body so any exercise that works your core and thighs should eb a priority. Squats and deadlifts are the best exercises that do this.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:00 am 
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I'm not a doctor so I'm not familiar with this hyperlaxity condition, but there are some here that are and who are probably going to give you a much more detailed and insightful reply than me.

Hypvitaminosis for vitamin D is much more common, many people who are into fitness indeed are taking D3 supplements. This is because unless you live at the tropics, it's unlikely that you get enough sun all year round. And if you live at the tropics, you can still have it if for any other reason (e.g. age) your body becomes less proficient at producing it.

I'm not a fan of soy for men, I would recommend replacing it with fish, meat and/or dairy instead.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:02 am 
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Why would you see a specialist in joint replacement? Did some doctor suggest that you need joint replacement?

Where do you live?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:20 pm 
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Jungledoc wrote:
Why would you see a specialist in joint replacement? Did some doctor suggest that you need joint replacement?


I thought there is some damage happening in my joint and surgery may be needed..Otherwise whom do you suggest me to consult for?
And also i was bit shocked when he ordered me to go for Nuclear bone scan...I am just 25 years old..I dont know what he wanted to confirm through those reports.

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Where do you live?


I live in India,Coming to USA for one-year stay.


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deter_dangler wrote:
]Otherwise whom do you suggest me to consult for?

Rheumatologist.

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