Pain, swelling, and overall tenderness in the tendons and muscles of your elbow joint can limit your activities and affect your quality of life. Participating in the physical activities you enjoy most can be challenging. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have an orthopedic condition requiring elbow surgery for tendonitis.
Ice, rest, and anti-inflammatory medicines usually help ease the pain of tendonitis. If your elbow condition is severe and does not go away over time, a Dignity Health Central California doctor can share the benefits of elbow surgery for tendonitis.
Get medical care with humankindness to prevent recurring tendonitis. Find a Doctor today to learn more about a treatment plan that may include elbow tendonitis surgery in Central California.
Surgery for Tendonitis in the Elbow at Dignity Health Central California
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) are common elbow conditions that may require surgery. These sports require using the same muscles and tendons again and again. Take our joint pain assessment to learn more about your elbow pain.
If you have either of these types of elbow pain, your doctor may first recommend corticosteroid shots directly into the problem area. If your elbow pain is severe, keeps returning, or doesn’t respond to other treatments, your doctor may recommend elbow surgery at a Dignity Health Central California hospital that specializes in orthopedic care.
Preparing for Surgery to Relieve Elbow Pain
During elbow surgery for tendonitis, your orthopedic surgeon will remove damaged tissue and reattach healthy muscle and tendon to your bone. Your surgery will take place at one our hospitals:
Your doctor will thoroughly explain ways you can minimize your risk of possible complications. The healing of your mind, body, and spirit is the goal of our orthopedic team.
Steps to Healing & Recovery
When surgery is completed, you will typically wear an elbow splint for about a week. This will help stabilize your elbow so that it cannot move as it heals.
Your doctor will explain how physical therapy will help you recover from elbow surgery. Your health care provider will share tips to keep your elbow free from injury using techniques that may include stretching after exercising and strengthening your forearm muscles.
Contact a Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctor to learn more about treating your condition with personalized care.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors specialize in elbow tendonitis surgery in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.