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What is tennis elbow?
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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lateral elbow pain
An injury to the origin of the wrist extensor muscle mass along the lateral elbow.
It's an overuse injury largely related to ergonomics. Treatment involves rest, and activity modifications. Cortisone shots can be damaging. The differential diagnosis includes a cervical radiculopathy.

In brief: Lateral elbow pain
An injury to the origin of the wrist extensor muscle mass along the lateral elbow.
It's an overuse injury largely related to ergonomics. Treatment involves rest, and activity modifications. Cortisone shots can be damaging. The differential diagnosis includes a cervical radiculopathy.
Dr. Douglas Chang
Dr. Douglas Chang
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2 comments
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
agree cortisone shots can be harmful if done improperly but so can any rx. They work if indicated at times and not over used and executed properly
Dr. Michael Umanoff
Agree with Dr.Chang. I conservative therapy fails then a procedure such as the Tenex procedure may be able to help. It is essentially minimally invasive ultrasonic removal of diseased tissue.
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Chronic tendonitis
Tennis elbow is a chronic tendonitis of the wrist extensor muscles.
Thus, you will have pain when you extend your wrist or shake hands, or turn knobs. Treatment is usually non operative with pt, stretching etc. Avoid cortisone injections. The latest method to treat it is with topical Nitric Oxide patches. See the following link for more details http://nycsportsmed.Com/home-exercise.Html.

In brief: Chronic tendonitis
Tennis elbow is a chronic tendonitis of the wrist extensor muscles.
Thus, you will have pain when you extend your wrist or shake hands, or turn knobs. Treatment is usually non operative with pt, stretching etc. Avoid cortisone injections. The latest method to treat it is with topical Nitric Oxide patches. See the following link for more details http://nycsportsmed.Com/home-exercise.Html.
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
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Dr. Kristopher Downing
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Tennis elbow
tennis elbow is an age related disease of the tendons on the outer elbow that leads to discomfort with loaded hand/wrist activities.

In brief: Tennis elbow
tennis elbow is an age related disease of the tendons on the outer elbow that leads to discomfort with loaded hand/wrist activities.
Dr. Kristopher Downing
Dr. Kristopher Downing
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