Doctors for Tennis Elbow and Golfer'S Elbow in Ponekkara, Kochi
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TENNIS ELBOW AND GOLFER'S ELBOW
Elbow tendonitis/tendinosis is an overuse injury which can result from repetitive motion events frequently found in certain sports or work related activities. Statistics show that nearly one half of all tennis players will suffer from this injury at some point, however, this group represents less than 5 percent of all reported cases.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW AND GOLFER'S ELBOW DIAGNOSED?
Orthopaedician conducts a complete physical examination for diagnosing Tennis Elbow and Golfer'S Elbow. The doctor may check your range of motion, nerve damage. He may order for an X-ray or MRI to confirm diagnosis.
HOW IS TENNIS ELBOW AND GOLFER'S ELBOW TREATED?
Tennis Elbow and Golfer'S Elbow is treated using medications like corticosteroids and NSAIDS, which helps to reduce pain and swelling. The patient is also given gradual exercises to relieve the pain and regain your elbow strength. Support is given through brace and sometimes surgery is needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tennis elbow is a self-limiting condition. The average duration of a typical episode is about six months to two years, but most patients (89%) recover within one year. 5-10% do not resolve and may require further treatment such as surgery. Golfer's elbow is also a self-limiting condition with a similar prognosis.