Tennis Elbow & Elbow Pain in Fayetteville & Elizabethtown, NC Patients
At Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, our doctors are highly-knowledgeable and skilled at working with patients with tennis elbow in Fayetteville and Elizabethtown. We’re dedicated to reducing or eliminating your pain and restoring your arm and elbow back to full function.
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. This is often seen in athletes who play racquet sports, due to repetitive gripping, contact and ball striking common in these sports, but most cases of lateral epicondylitis occur in patients who do not participate in racquet sports. It is especially common in middle-aged adults and may occur in an occupational overuse setting.
The primary symptom of tennis elbow is pain along the outside of the elbow and forearm caused by excessive forces on the wrist and hand.
Treatment for Tennis Elbow at Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Our orthopedic and sports medicine specialists offer personalized treatment for tennis elbow in Fayetteville and Elizabethtown. We customize treatment to the specific patient and case. In general, rest and ice is beneficial for treating tennis elbow. Other treatment methods that may be utilized include:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Steroid injections
- Platelet-rich plasma injections
- Supportive bracing
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Activity modification is also an important part of treatment. During the healing process, patients with tennis elbow must refrain from activities that exacerbate their elbow pain.
To begin finding relief from tennis elbow pain, contact Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today and schedule an appointment for a tennis elbow evaluation in Fayetteville or Elizabethtown. We look forward to hearing from you!
Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to provide diagnosis and treatment of tennis elbow in patients from Fayetteville, South View, Hope Mills, Gray’s Creek, Elizabethtown and the entire Cape Fear region.