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We have established protocols for staff and physicians to ensure that our response is consistent with the standards of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local and state health departments. Many office visits can be done via Telemedicine.

Due to the increasingly stringent Shelter In Place orders, the need for determining true necessity for in-office visits is essential and required. Someone from your clinical team will contact you to determine your current needs.

The Right Tennis Elbow Treatments Can Alleviate Your Pain

Despite its name, tennis elbow affects more than just athletes. If you have a job that involves a lot of repetitive movements, such as painting, carpentry, and others, you are at risk of developing tennis elbow. Patients suffering from shooting pain in their elbow, forearm, or wrist can benefit from our various tennis elbow treatments at our Cedar Park, TX, practice. Depending on the severity of your condition, our doctors may recommend a customized physical therapy plan, or a surgical procedure to repair your muscles and tendons. 

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If you have a job that involves a lot of repetitive movements, such as painting, carpentry, and others, you are at risk of developing tennis elbow

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow most often occurs from overuse of the muscles in the forearm. Repetitive motions stress these muscles and can cause pain that can extend from your outer elbow through the forearm and wrist. Repetitive motions may include activities such as:

  • Playing tennis or similar racquet sports
  • Painting
  • Using drills and other tools
  • Cutting meat and other ingredients
  • Use of a computer mouse

The primary symptoms of tennis elbow are radiating pain from the elbow. You may find routine activities such as turning a door knob difficult. Resting and icing the affected arm, combined with over-the-counter pain medication may help ease your symptoms. If you do not find relief, our doctors can recommend other treatments to alleviate your discomfort.

What Tennis Elbow Treatment Options are Available?

Depending on your symptoms and the cause of your tennis elbow, we can recommend a variety of different treatments. Some common treatment options include:

  • Changing habits and equipment to reduce strain
  • Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles and tendons and relieve stress
  • Wearing a brace to reduce pressure on the tendons
  • Medications to relieve pain and inflammation

We try to help our patients with conservative treatments before surgery whenever possible. However, if your pain persists even after extensive trials of these treatments, we may recommend surgery.

How Can Surgery Help?

Through arthroscopic surgery, we can treat tennis elbow and provide you with much-needed relief. The procedure is generally done on an outpatient basis. After we administer anesthesia, one of our experienced doctors will create a small incision and insert a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light for greater visibility of the tendons. Depending on your individual condition, your surgery may involve cutting the affected tendon, removal of damaged tissues, or repairing torn tendons. 

Our experienced specialists can develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore your mobility.

Recovery times vary significantly from patient to patient. Your commitment to physical therapy can have a great impact on how quickly you recovery. You should expect full recovery to take anywhere from three to six months. Even after you have recovered, you may need to avoid the activity that caused your tennis elbow. If the activity is unavoidable, such as with daily work tasks, you may need to adjust your movements if possible to prevent future complications. 

Find Out Which Treatment is Right for You

If you are experiencing pain in your elbow or forearm and are struggling to perform everyday tasks, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Our experienced specialists can develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore your mobility.

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin

At Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, we have a team of board-certified specialists who can treat a wide range of conditions. Our specialists use the most advanced techniques to provide minimally invasive treatment options.

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (512) 476-2830 today.

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