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Symptoms of tennis elbow

The symptoms of tennis elbow typically develop gradually and may include:

  • Elbow Pain: Persistent pain on the outside of the elbow, which may radiate down the forearm. The pain is often exacerbated by gripping or lifting objects and activities involving wrist extension.
  • Weakness: Weakening of the forearm muscles makes it challenging to perform activities requiring a firm grip or wrist movements.
  • Tenderness: The area around the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow, known as the lateral epicondyle, may be tender to the touch.
  • Stiffness and Limited Range of Motion: Difficulty fully extending or bending the elbow due to pain and stiffness.
  • Worsening Pain with Activities: Pain tends to worsen during or after activities that involve wrist or forearm movements, such as playing tennis, using a screwdriver, or typing.

Treatments for tennis elbow

At HSA, our experienced specialists offer a range of treatment options to address tennis elbow, tailored to your specific needs. These may include:


  • Rest and Activity Modification: Temporarily avoiding or modifying activities that exacerbate symptoms to allow the tendons to heal.
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises and stretching routines to strengthen the forearm muscles, improve flexibility, and promote healing.
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Medications that help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Counterforce Brace: A strap worn around the forearm, just below the elbow, to relieve stress on the affected tendons.

Minimally invasive

  • Corticosteroid Injections: Injections of corticosteroids into the affected area to reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.
  • Regenerative Medicine: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This treatment utilizes the body's platelets to promote healing and tissue regeneration.

Surgical intervention

Surgical intervention may be recommended in rare cases where conservative treatments fail to provide relief. Our skilled surgeons can perform procedures such as debridement (removal of damaged tissue) or tendon repair.

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Why choose HSA for tennis elbow?

Our board-certified specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating tennis elbow. Their expertise in orthopedics and microvascular surgery gives them the knowledge and skills to provide effective and personalized care for your condition. We offer same-day appointments with specialists, not nurses or other practitioners, and our commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in tennis elbow treatment ensures you receive the most advanced and effective therapies available.

If you are experiencing symptoms of tennis elbow, such as persistent elbow pain or weakness, it's essential to seek professional care. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the highest quality care and support throughout your treatment journey. Contact HSA to schedule an appointment with our experienced specialists and take the first step toward recovering from tennis elbow.

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