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When should i expect to recover from tennis elbow?

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Dr. Robert Coats II answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

3-6 months: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis can be effectively treated with braces, oral/injectable steroids, nsaid's and therapy. The symptoms may take several months to resolve. Surgery is option after 6-12 months of symptoms, after failure of conservative treatment.

Answered 5/9/2014

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Dr. Mark Galland answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow.

Answered 12/9/2013

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