Tennis Elbow Treatment (Lateral Epicondylitis)
The lateral epicondyle is an area on the outside of the elbow that is attached to tendons that help bend and straighten the elbow, as well as impact the backward motion of the wrist. When these tendons are injured or inflamed, it is called lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow. Trauma or overuse can cause tears or stretching of the lateral epicondyle extensor tendons. Caliber Pain™ offers advanced tennis elbow treatment (lateral epicondylitis treatment) at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
The reason lateral epicondylitis is commonly called tennis elbow is due to the strain hitting a tennis ball with a racquet can have on the tendons on the outside of the elbow. Bending the wrist backward with a striking motion causes stress and strain on these tendons. Repeated strain or significant trauma to these tendons can cause tennis elbow. This can include landing on your hand during a fall, playing certain sports (tennis or baseball) or workplace overuse injuries.
Symptoms of Tennis Elbow
Pain on the outside of the elbow is the most common symptom of tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis. This pain can become worse when gripping or lifting with the hand and wrist. When tennis elbow is caused by repetitive motions or overuse, the pain can begin slowly, becoming worse over time. Reducing the gripping or stress on the wrist in a backward motion can allow the tendon to rest and heal. In severe cases of tennis elbow, treatment may be needed for pain relief.
At Caliber Pain™, we can diagnose and offer interventional treatment for lateral epicondylitis the same day. Anti-inflammatory injections may be recommended to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as other treatments to improve healing and prevent further injuries. Contact our clinic in UES New York City to schedule an evaluation if you have severe elbow pain and want to discuss treatment options for relief.