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Tennis and Golf Elbow

Tennis and golf elbow, also known as epicondylitis, are two conditions that happens when the tendons in your elbow get overworked or overloaded by repetitive motions of your wrist and arm. The pain is usually felt where the forearm’s tendons attach to the bony bump on either side of the elbow, but it can also spread down the forearm and into wrist. This injury doesn’t just affect tennis players and golfers, however. The condition is caused by the repeated contraction of the forearm muscles used to straighten or raise your wrist and hand. Anyone who makes repetitive motions of the elbow and uses their wrists or clenches their fingers tightly can experience this pain.  
Tennis Elbow

Symptoms of Tennis and Golf Elbow

The pain and weakness associated with the conditions of tennis and golf elbow flow from either side of the elbow to the forearm and wrist. You don’t have to be an athlete to experience the pain of tennis and golf elbow..

Treatment and Prevention of Tennis and Golf Elbow

Tennis and golf elbow usually gets better on their own.  Dr. Przybysz will thoroughly evaluate your elbow mobility and function and assess your level of pain during elbow movement before recommending a personalized treatment plan that may include the following:  

  • Over-the-counter pain relief medications (e.g. Tylenol or NSAIDs) to control pain and reduce tendon inflammation. Apply ice or heat packs to the elbow may also alleviate pain.
  • Injections: Injection therapy, including steroid injections or platelet-rich plasma injections, can be used to reduce pain in the affected elbow. Dry needling may also improve pain in the tendon.
  • Physical Therapy: Therapy can be one of the most effective and successful treatments for tennis and golf elbow. Physical therapists will design a specialized program to help strengthen the affected area and work on mobility and provide alternative methods of movement that can minimize stress on the tendons in the elbow to reduce pain during daily activities.

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Whether you’re an athlete or just affected by elbow pain doing everyday activities, Monarch Pain Management has the therapies to help manage your pain and improve your quality of life. 

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