Similar to golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow symptoms can cause pain, burning, and tenderness. The pain, however, is felt on the outside of your elbow rather than the inside.
You don’t have to swing a racket to experience tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) or other orthopedic conditions. Repetitive motion of any kind can lead to a number of painful elbow conditions.
At Dignity Health Central California, our orthopedic doctors deliver exceptional care to diagnose and treat all types of elbow injuries. Find a Doctor who can offer exceptional tennis elbow treatment in Central California.
Help for Tennis Elbow Symptoms at Dignity Health Central California
Despite its familiar name, tennis elbow can result from leisure activities, as well as work-related elbow use from carpentry, painting, plumbing, and cooking.
Tennis elbow may cause pain from the top of your forearm down to your wrist. You also can have weakness with tennis elbow. Trying to grip a pen, hammer, or golf club can be difficult. These symptoms can worsen with physical activity.
To diagnose your symptoms, your Dignity Health Central California doctor will talk to you about your medical history and perform a physical exam. You will be asked about your work and recreational activities. Understanding your daily tasks and hobbies will help your doctor provide the best treatment options for you. An MRI or X-ray can confirm your elbow condition and rule out other causes, such as arthritis.
Trusted Tennis Elbow Treatment
Once your doctor has confirmed tennis elbow, a number of treatment options can provide tennis elbow relief. These include:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen for swelling and inflammation
- Physical therapy exercises to strengthen your arm muscles
- Limiting repeated arm motions to rest your arm muscles
- Wrist brace or forearm strap to ease stress on your muscle and tendon
- Steroid injections for temporary pain relief
- Surgery to reattach your muscle and tendon to the bone
Your healing and well-being remain our focus. Schedule an appointment to discuss your personalized tennis elbow treatment at Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California offers award-winning orthopedic care for tennis elbow in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.