Tennis Elbow

Elbow Doctor Treats Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Pasadena, CA

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You don't have to be Serena Williams to have enough Tennis Elbow pain to require the help of an orthopedic specialist. Tennis Elbow is a common term for lateral epicondylitis, a repetitive use injury resulting in elbow and arm pain Many activities can start the inflammatory process resulting in pain and dysfunction from tennis elbow.  Besides playing tennis, you can also cause this type of elbow injury in other sports like bowling or baseball, but also by doing repetitive motion work like plumbing, painting, or even being a butcher or a dentist.

Dr. Annette Billings is exactly the kind of orthopedic doctor you need to help resolve the complications that come with this elbow condition.
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Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Tennis Elbow: Get Arm Pain Relief Today

The tendon (common extensor tendon) in the elbow that attaches the bones to the muscles of the forearm becomes inflamed with this condition, so Tennis Elbow is also a kind of tendinitis. Some of the symptoms include:
  • Pain up and down your arm, from hand to shoulder. The pain does not have to be isolated in the elbow for Tennis Elbow to be the cause.
  • Weakened grip strength. Your handshake may not be as firm, your hand may slip when turning a doorknob, or you may be dropping everyday objects with more frequency.
  • Stiffness when extending your arm. 
  • Inability to lift a cup of coffee without significant pain.

Some common treatments for Tennis Elbow include:
  • Rest. Any repetitive use injury should see improvement when the activity is reduced or discontinued.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Stretching exercises.
  • Physical therapy.

Whether you're preparing for Wimbledon or would just like to live your life with a full range of motion and minimal pain in your elbow, Tennis Elbow treatment from an expert orthopedist and elbow specialist like Dr. Billings is the way to go. If you live in the Pasadena, California area and you're ready to start living with less pain and less damage to your elbow, call 626-517-0022 or contact us today. Dr. Billings would love to help.