Tennis elbow is one of the most common elbow conditions seen by orthopedic surgeons. Sometimes confused with carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow is characterized by a recurring pain on the outside of the upper forearm, just below the elbow. The key symptom of this condition is pain experienced when lifting or squeezing an object.
A form of tendinitis, tennis elbow causes tears in the tendon and muscle coverings. This results in inflammation and pinching of the radial nerve, which controls muscles of the arm and hand. These tears can be caused by an abrupt injury or repetitive use of the arm. Below is a list of treatment options for this condition.
- Bracing or splinting the arm
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory or steroid injections
- Icing the affected arm
The doctors at Coastal Orthopedics provide specialized and individualized care to patients who encounter this condition. They recommend following the treatment options listed above. However, if you continue to experience pain or discomfort, please call (843) 484-0976 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.