Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition caused by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm that place undue strain on the lateral tendon. Similar to golfer’s elbow, these repetitive motions are different and overwork a different tendon in the elbow and arm. Dr. Roy Nini and Dr. Paul Lee offer tennis elbow treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho in and around Los Angeles.
Tennis elbow presents with pain where the tendons of the forearm attach to the bony protrusion on the outside of the elbow. The pain often radiates throughout the forearm and into the wrist. The name tennis elbow comes from the propensity of tennis players to develop this condition. However, others who perform certain types of arm motions can also develop tennis elbow, such as butchers, carpenters, plumbers and painters.
Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment for Tennis Elbow in Los Angeles
Diagnosing tennis elbow is typically accomplished with a physical exam and MRI that reveals the condition of the elbow joint muscles and tendons. With an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Nini or Dr. Lee can design a custom treatment plan to help you quickly return to full activity without pain or difficulty. We use regenerative therapies when possible to give your body’s healing mechanisms a needed boost to speed healing and tissue regeneration.
Tennis elbow can prevent you from simple tasks like holding a coffee cup, shaking hands or twisting a doorknob. The strained muscles and tendons will hurt and be stiff, especially with attempts at use. Tennis elbow often resolves on its own with self-care that includes OTC NSAIDs and pain relievers, and plenty of rest.
When tennis elbow symptoms persist or grow worse, you may require medical assistance for pain relief and improved function. Dr. Nini and Dr. Lee can recommend a treatment plan to address your unique needs at Full Range Spine & Ortho. These often include injections, PRP and other biological treatments and physical therapy.
Contact Full Range Spine & Ortho today for excellent diagnosis and treatment of tennis elbow if you are in Encino, Fullerton or Los Angeles, CA