Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common orthopedic condition that can cause pain and discomfort on the outer part of the elbow. Despite its name, tennis elbow can affect anyone who engages in repetitive arm and wrist motions, not just tennis players. Premier Orthopaedic Associates of Southern New Jersey specializes in providing expert care and advanced treatments for tennis elbow, helping you find relief and regain pain-free function.

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What causes “tennis elbow?”

Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle (the bony bump on the outer part of the elbow) become inflamed or damaged due to repetitive stress or overuse. This condition can result from activities such as tennis, painting, typing, or any task that involves repetitive gripping and wrist extension. Tennis elbow typically develops gradually, and symptoms may include pain, weakness, and difficulty with grasping or lifting objects.

Diagnosing tennis elbow 

A precise diagnosis of tennis elbow is essential to determine the severity of the condition and develop an effective treatment plan. Our experienced orthopedic specialists employ a comprehensive evaluation process, including a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and, in some cases, imaging tests like X-rays or ultrasound to assess the affected area and rule out other potential causes of elbow pain.

Comprehensive tennis elbow treatments

At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments and therapies for tennis elbow, tailored to address the unique needs of each patient. Our approach includes:

Rest and activity modification

In many cases, tennis elbow can be managed by resting the affected arm, avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms, and modifying techniques to reduce strain on the tendons.

Physical therapy

Customized physical therapy programs are designed to strengthen the forearm muscles, improve flexibility, and enhance grip strength while reducing pain and inflammation.

Medication management

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroid injections may be prescribed to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation associated with tennis elbow.

Bracing or splinting

Orthotic braces or splints may be recommended to provide support to the affected area and reduce stress on the tendons.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP injections are an innovative treatment option that uses your body's natural healing properties to promote tissue repair and reduce pain and inflammation.

Minimally invasive procedures

Advanced techniques like percutaneous needle tenotomy or minimally invasive surgery may be considered for chronic or severe cases of tennis elbow.

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopic surgery for tennis elbow offers a minimally invasive solution, allowing precise diagnosis and targeted treatment. Our experts use advanced techniques to relieve pain and promote a swift and comfortable recovery.

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Why choose us for the treatment of tennis elbow?

Choosing Premier Orthopaedic Associates for your tennis elbow care means you're choosing a team of experts dedicated to your well-being, and helping you enjoy doing the activities you love. Our experienced healthcare professionals work collaboratively to provide personalized care, tailoring treatment plans to your unique needs and goals. We understand the impact of tennis elbow on your daily life and prioritize patient education, ensuring that you have the knowledge and resources to manage your condition effectively.

Tennis Elbow Relief Experts

Our cutting-edge facilities feature advanced diagnostic tools and state-of-the-art technologies that allow us to perform precise assessments and develop an effective treatment plan for tennis elbow. If you're experiencing discomfort or pain due to tennis elbow, schedule a consultation with our team of experts.  Whether you're seeking early intervention or advanced treatment options,our team of dedicated experts will help you regain mobility and resume your lifestyle pain-free.

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