The goal of treatment of tennis elbow is to relieve pain and allow the tendon in the elbow to heal. This can usually be done without surgery (called conservative treatment).
Basic treatment options include:
Conservative treatment such as rest, the use of ice and anti-inflammatory drugs, and a rehabilitation program.
Surgery may be considered if there is persistent elbow pain after a reasonable period of conservative treatment. Surgery usually involves cutting (releasing) the tendon, and removing damaged tissue from the tendon. In some cases, tendon tears may be repaired. Continue reading “Tennis Elbow”