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Shockingly, you do not have to play tennis or golf in order to get tennis/golfer’s elbow. Medically diagnosed as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow occurs when tendons strain from being overused. Since tendons connect muscle to bone, overuse and repetitive movement cause tiny tears in the tendons of the elbow, causing pain. Repetitive motions in the wrist and arm such as swinging a bat, racket, or golf club, throwing a ball, or typing can cause stress, strain and overuse of the forearm.
If after two weeks of at home care with heat and cold packs, stretching, or over the counter medication, and minimal to no relief is felt, it is best to seek help from a medical professional for a full evaluation.
Your doctor will help identify your condition through a series of tests to measure your strength and mobility. In addition, radiological images such as x-ray and MRI scans can help get an inside look for any abnormalities or tears. Further testing such as NCV or EMG tests may be needed to rule out nerve compression.
Here are some immediate signs as to when to see a medical provider about your elbow pain:
The office of Denville Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center uses a collaborative and conservative approach to treating tennis or golfer’s elbow. The quicker you seek help, the quicker you can feel relief and prevent reoccurrence of pain. Call Denville Medical now to schedule your next consultation.