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What can you do for tennis elbow other than taking methylprednisilone dospak?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise

Tennis elbow is a degenerative condition in which the origin of one of the muscles (tendon) that extends and stabilizes your wrist is affected.
Although medications such as Prednisone and nsaids can help the symptoms, the condition is best treated by stretching, massaging, and strengthening the muscle-tendon unit. Injections and surgery are rarely necessary. Symptoms can last up to a year.

In brief: Exercise

Tennis elbow is a degenerative condition in which the origin of one of the muscles (tendon) that extends and stabilizes your wrist is affected.
Although medications such as Prednisone and nsaids can help the symptoms, the condition is best treated by stretching, massaging, and strengthening the muscle-tendon unit. Injections and surgery are rarely necessary. Symptoms can last up to a year.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Therapy

Physical therapy is the primary treatment for tennis elbow.
Dospaks, anti-inflamatory medications (ibuprofen/naproxen), icing, braces, etc. All help relieve the symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause and help prevent recurrence, i would recommend eith a physical therapist or a certified hand therapist (or occupational therapist). If it does not improve, then a specialist has additional tx.

In brief: Therapy

Physical therapy is the primary treatment for tennis elbow.
Dospaks, anti-inflamatory medications (ibuprofen/naproxen), icing, braces, etc. All help relieve the symptoms, but to treat the underlying cause and help prevent recurrence, i would recommend eith a physical therapist or a certified hand therapist (or occupational therapist). If it does not improve, then a specialist has additional tx.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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