Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition that causes pain on the outer part of the elbow. This condition is caused by inflammation or injury to the tendon that attaches to the bony ridge on the outer part of the elbow, called the lateral epicondyle.

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Tennis elbow can result from a variety of activities such as lifting weights in the gym, playing tennis or golf, or even bumping the elbow on a doorframe or piece of furniture.



Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and weakness when trying to lift even light objects. The pain can be sharp and sudden, especially when you try to lift something, even a coffee cup. At rest, there is often no pain, swelling, or bruising, and normal motion in the elbow. However, this condition can last for months if left untreated.

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At our clinic, we use a comprehensive approach to treating tennis elbow. Our goal is to help you get back to the activities you love. We offer a range of treatments, including:

  • Rest and Activity Modification: We recommend avoiding activities that exacerbate your symptoms and resting the affected arm until the pain subsides.
  • Physical Therapy: We offer a range of exercises that can help strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility in the affected area.
  • Bracing: We offer custom elbow braces that can help alleviate pain and reduce stress on the affected tendon.
  • Steroid Injections: We may recommend steroid injections to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

If conservative treatments fail, we may recommend surgery to repair the damaged tendon. Our experienced team of orthopedic specialists will carefully evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

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