Treatment for Tennis Elbow
When overuse or injury damages the tendons in the elbow, it can cause pain and limit function. Often referred to as tennis or golfer elbow, this injury to the elbow joint can be caused by many different activities. Any movement that causes repeated bending and strain on the elbow can create small tears and damage to the tendons, including painting, gardening and workplace injuries. Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can help diagnose and treat tennis elbow at our facility in San Jose.
Tennis elbow symptoms often start with a pain that radiates from the outside of the elbow down the forearm to the wrist. This pain can come on suddenly with an acute injury, or slowly become noticeable with repeated use, causing chronic pain. Some of the other symptoms that can accompany tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, include:
- Weakness when gripping items
- Pain or weakness when lifting with your wrist
- Pain in elbow when wrist is bent backward
Rest and ice are recommended after an acute injury that causes tennis elbow and can be helpful for chronic conditions. However, if the pain and dysfunction continue, it may be necessary to get professional medical treatment to relieve pain, improve mobility and restore strength.
Relief from Painful Golfers Elbow
Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can help reduce the pain of golfer’s or tennis elbow and help restore function. Options for pain relief include medications and injection therapy we offer at our clinic. In addition, massage, physiotherapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture and other treatments may be used to help restore mobility and strength in your damaged tendons. Our goal is to give you relief while restoring your function quickly, so you can get back to enjoying activities you love, including golfing, tennis or other recreational hobbies.
If you have elbow pain and believe it may be tennis elbow, contact us today for an appointment and come see our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We offer non-surgical treatments to give you immediate relief and long-term recovery from golfer’s elbow.