Advanced Tennis Elbow Treatment
Lateral Epicondylitis, otherwise known as ‘Tennis Elbow‘ can plague anyone. In fact, you don’t even have to be playing tennis to get it. Although the condition commonly affects tennis players, it also affects many people who often engage in sports or jobs that require repetitive elbow movement. So it doesn’t matter whether you’re a golfer in Scottsdale, a baseball player in Tempe, a contractor in Mesa, or a landscaper in Phoenix – anyone can be affected.
The symptoms of this condition generally include pain on top of forearm toward the elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow. Traditional elbow pain treatment has included physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and localized steroid injections. Such pain relief treatments are usually attempted if the condition is acute (within the first 2-3 months). Steroid injections can reduce elbow pain symptoms, but typically do not provide patients with any permanent pain relief. Some patients also try braces or straps, but as with other conservative elbow pain treatments, complete relief might not be achieved, or symptoms may return.