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What is the most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

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Dr. Marjorie Delo
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Multiple treatments

Studies have shown that short term (the first 6 months) cortisone injections are the most effective treatment for pain.
However, symptoms often come back if not treated with exercise prescription. Long-term studies (1 year out) show physical therapy to have the best outcomes. Off-loader bracing also has been shown to help. Treatment such as prp or surgery are only indicated if these don't work.

In brief: Multiple treatments

Studies have shown that short term (the first 6 months) cortisone injections are the most effective treatment for pain.
However, symptoms often come back if not treated with exercise prescription. Long-term studies (1 year out) show physical therapy to have the best outcomes. Off-loader bracing also has been shown to help. Treatment such as prp or surgery are only indicated if these don't work.
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