Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow

An acquired tendon injury of the outer elbow from repetitive motion. The tendon injury is usually inflammation and microscopic tearing, and eventual degeneration of the tendon. Tennis elbow is a tendinitis of the most proximal extensor muscle attachment at the elbow.

The name can be misleading, in that not only tennis players suffer with tennis elbow. In fact, everyone from weightlifters and plumbers to office in childcare workers can suffer with the condition. Symptoms include pain on the outer aspect of the elbow in the forearm, swelling and resultant weakness.

Initial treatment for tennis elbow often involves resting the area, modification of activities and anti-inflammatory therapy. Physical therapy can also help with improving motion and strengthening adjacent muscle groups. Occasionally, surgery is required to release the affected tendons and encourage new scar formation in order to obtain pain relief.

We would be happy to discuss all of the options. For an appointment contact the office. The main office is located at 11 Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley, New York and the office number is (845) 526-2080.

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