What is Tennis/Golf Elbow?

I see patients very frequently in my clinic who have been told they have tennis elbow or a little bit less often golfer’s elbow. This can be a very painful and traumatic experience for patients and it can take a long time to get better. The biggest thing that’s needed in treating these conditions is patience.

Typically in my clinic, I’ll, we’ll start with some bracing, as well as some anti inflammatories and activity modification, as well as a home exercise program that I tailor to each patient based on their needs. This typically will work in about 6-8 weeks. We sometimes do injections, although I try to shy away from injections when possible, as sometimes this can lead to a higher conversion rate to surgery.

But the good news is, about 95 percent of patients for these conditions do not need surgery.


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