A 33-year-old member asked:
what are good tennis elbow treatments?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bertrand Kaper answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Ice and exercise: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common condition causing lateral elbow and forearm pain. Best treatment is regular icing, stretching and exercise. A good exercise regimen can be found online at www.Aaos.Org. A formal orthopaedic evaluation may be beneficial. Physical therapy can often help as well.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. Christopher Piller answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated.
Answered on Mar 17, 2017
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