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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is caused by repetitive twisting of the wrist, leading to soreness or pain on the outside (lateral) side of the upper arm near the elbow. At HealthQuest in Brooklyn, NY, we provide treatment for this overuse injury to address the symptoms and restore lost functional abilities. Our unique team approach to care is what sets us apart.

Tennis elbow is caused by activities, sports and occupations that involve elbow overuse due to repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Symptoms include pain around the elbow, forearm and wrist, swelling, tenderness, and loss of grip and wrist flexibility.

Comprehensive Evaluation for Customized Treatment

Our team of health care specialists provides customized tennis elbow treatment after evaluating the symptoms and arriving at a proper diagnosis. Besides a physical exam and laboratory tests, x-rays and MRI scanning may be recommended to rule out other conditions.

Nonsurgical Treatments for

Elbow Pain

Our nonsurgical treatment methods for tennis elbow include:

  • Ice and hot application - Ice and hot pack application on the affected area can relieve pain and swelling
  • Anti-inflammatory medications - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed to treat inflammation
  • Pain injections - Pain injections are administered to ease pain
  • Physical therapy - Our physical therapists implement different therapeutic modalities to increase strength, regain mobility, and help patients return to activity
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) - This modality involves the use of low voltage electrical for pain relief
  • Rehabilitation - Special stretching exercises can strengthen the muscles in the forearm and increase flexibility
  • Game Ready Cold Therapy and Compression - This involves the application of controlled cold therapy and intermittent compression to promote healing

Our rehabilitation specialists and occupational therapists also advise patients on making activity modifications in order to avoid exacerbating wrist and elbow pain. Surgery will be recommended only if the non-surgical options fail to provide relief.

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a consultation or to learn more about our elbow pain treatment, call 718-769-2521 or send an e-mail to info@hqbk.com. We accept Medicare, Workers’ Compensation, No-Fault, and other major medical insurance plans.