Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow serices offered in Marlton, Hamilton Township, East Brunswick and Northfield, NJ

Tennis Elbow

Any activity that requires repetitive use of the forearm, wrist, or hand may cause tennis elbow. At Revive Spine and Pain Center in Marlton, Hamilton Township, East Brunswick and Northfield, New Jersey, Michael Rizkalla, MD, Mahmud Ibrahim, MD, and the team provide cutting-edge care for tennis elbow. The sports medicine and pain management specialists customize treatment plans, reducing pain and restoring function. Call the office close to you today or book an appointment online. 

Tennis Elbow Q & A

I don’t play tennis. How did I get tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that affects the tendon that attaches your forearm muscle to the outer part of your elbow. Any activity that requires repetitive and vigorous use of the forearm muscle may cause tennis elbow.

In addition to tennis players, this inflammatory condition is common in painters, plumbers, and carpenters.

The repetitive use of the forearm muscles causes tiny tears in the tendon, resulting in inflammation and pain.

What does tennis elbow feel like?

Tennis elbow may cause a burning sensation or pain on the outer part of the elbow that may travel into your wrist. The pain may worsen when you twist or bend your arm, and the elbow joint may feel stiff when extending your forearm.

Pain from tennis elbow is initially mild but worsens over time as you continue to overuse the forearm muscle.

When should I see pain management for tennis elbow?

You should see the sports medicine and pain management experts at Revive Spine and Pain Center if your tennis elbow causes discomfort that affects your ability to go about your daily routine. The team takes a patient-centered approach to care, creating plans that ease pain, heal the injury, and restore function.

The team spends time talking to you, asking about your symptoms and when they started. They also ask about your daily routine and the activities that worsen your pain. The specialists review your medical history and perform a physical exam.

The team at Revive Spine and Pain Center may order X-rays to rule out other conditions that might explain your pain and electrodiagnostic studies to check for nerve involvement.

What are the treatments for tennis elbow?

The Revive Spine and Pain Center team educates you about your tennis elbow and the activities that caused the inflammation. They also discuss the different treatment options for tennis elbow, such as:

  • Rest
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Platelet-rich therapy (PRP)
  • Tenex procedure

The team has helped many people who thought they were out of options get relief from their tennis elbow using cutting-edge, nonsurgical treatments. 

For expert management of your tennis elbow, call Revive Spine and Pain Center today or schedule an appointment online.