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Tennis Elbow

Gripping, swinging and rotating the forearm can injure the outer tendons of the elbow. Common in those who play tennis, this condition is called tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis. Bending back the wrist repeatedly or gripping and turning motions can result in injuries to the outer elbow tendons. If you have lateral epicondylitis that is causing pain or limiting hand/wrist function, Ospina Medical offers tennis elbow treatment at our clinic in New York City.

The motion of extending the wrist backwards while gripping a racket and striking a tennis ball can result in an injury to the outside elbow tendons. Any activity that repetitively extends the wrist backward can have a similar effect. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons, resulting in pain on the outside of the elbow and weakness in the forearm or wrist. In most cases, the symptoms worsen over time, but tennis elbow symptoms can begin suddenly.

Treatments for Lateral Epicondylitis

Rest, ice, support devices and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be used for minor tennis elbow pain or when symptoms first occur. For severe tennis elbow pain or wrist weakness that does not respond to conservative treatment, our team at Ospina Medical can design a treatment plan for quicker recovery and pain relief. Steroid injections can reduce inflammation for pain relief and improved function. Interventional orthopedic injection therapy may be recommended for quicker healing for damaged tendons. Our interventional pain specialists will determine the best treatment to facilitate your recovery.

If you are suffering from tennis elbow and want pain relief, contact our team at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan to schedule a consultation and exam for tennis elbow pain relief. We offer pain management and interventional orthopedics to help overcome many types of acute and chronic conditions, including lateral epicondylitis.