About Tennis Elbow
Tennis Elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is caused by injury to the outer tendons of the elbow. The repetitive motion of bending the wrist or gripping and turning motions, common in tennis players, can result in injuries to the outer elbow tendons. Other activities where you are repeatedly extending the wrist backwards can cause injury to the outer tendons of the elbow.
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Symptoms of Tennis Elbow
The most common symptom of tennis elbow is pain on the outside of your elbow. Inflammation of the tendon can cause pain, as well as weakness in the forearm or wrist. In most cases, the symptoms worsen over time, and symptoms can begin suddenly.
Treatment for Tennis Elbow
Rest, ice, support devices and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be used for minor tennis elbow pain or when symptoms first occur. For severe tennis elbow pain or wrist weakness that does not respond to conservative treatment, our team at Ospina Medical can design a treatment plan for quicker recovery and pain relief. Steroid injections can reduce inflammation for pain relief and improved function. Regenexx platelet rich plasma (PRP), platelet lysate, or bone marrow concentrate with stem cells may be recommended to reduce pain and improve healing.
If you suffer from symptoms of tennis elbow, schedule a consultation with our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan today. We will create an individualized treatment plan to help treat your pain, improve your function and get you back to living your life.
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