It’s amazing how many things you do each day that require you to use your elbow. Just imagine working, eating, or brushing your teeth without them! But, when you are suffering from elbow pain, your daily tasks can become agonizing and difficult. What you could be suffering from is lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow. Whether you got it from too many aces on the court, on the back nine at Rochelle Ranch Golf Course, or just playing with your kids, tennis elbow is an injury that needs attention. Let the board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors at Premier Bone & Joint Center in Rawlins, WY, help you get back to living pain-free again.
Symptoms & Treatment for Tennis Elbow
Even if you’ve never picked up a racket in your life, your elbow pain could be tennis elbow. Here are a few symptoms to look for:
- Pain or tenderness on the bony knob of your elbow
- Pain radiating into your upper or lower arm
- Elbow pain while lifting, making a fist, shaking hands, or straightening out your elbow
For treatment, we always look to non-invasive treatments first. For tennis elbow, these could include applying an ice-pack, over-the-counter pain medications, physical therapy, and resting the arm from normal daily activities. Some severe cases could require tennis elbow surgery, wherein the affected tendon is removed. In that situation, you can rest easy knowing that our orthopedic specialists are trained to use the latest techniques and equipment for minimally invasive surgery.
Orthopedic Specialists Ready to Help
Don’t let elbow pain slow you down. Let the orthopedic specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers help diagnose your pain and develop a plan for long-term healing. Schedule your appointment to see a doctor in our Rawlins, WY, satellite clinic.