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Tennis Elbow

General Information

Tennis elbow is common among not just tennis players, but anyone who frequently uses their forearms in twisting, gripping or pushing motions. This condition, also called lateral epicondylitis, affects the elbow and forearm and is usually caused by repetitive motion.

At Goshen Orthopedics, we treat sports injuries with compassionate care. Our team is dedicated to helping the local community stay active and healthy.

Convenient tennis elbow diagnosis and treatment

To diagnose tennis elbow, your Goshen Orthopedics provider will perform a physical exam and talk to you about your medical history and any activities that may have caused your injury. We’ll assess the strength, range of motion and tenderness of your elbow, forearm and wrist.

To rule out related conditions, such as arthritis, your provider may order an X-ray or MRI. These imaging tests are provided on-location at Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Goshen. To make your care as convenient as possible, you can receive these services right during your appointment.

Common tennis elbow treatments include:

  • Rest to give the affected muscle a break from repetitive motions
  • Medication to reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Forearm straps or wrist brace to take stress off the muscles and tendons
  • Physical therapy to strengthen arm muscles
  • Injections for pain relief

If your tennis elbow hasn’t healed after six to 12 months of these treatments, you may need Orthopedic surgery from one of our board certified experts to attach the damaged muscle and tendon to the bone.

We can help

Our team of providers is passionate about the health and well-being of our local athletes, weekend warriors and everyone in between. For more information about our sports medicine services, call (574) 534-2548.

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