Tennis Elbow Care
Tennis Elbow Care in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Margate, FL
This is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in the elbow are overloaded, usually caused by overuse by repetitive arm and wrist motions. Not only does this affect athletes, but it can also affect many people who have jobs that mimic these motions.
Symptoms of Tennis Elbow
The pain from tennis elbow is located where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the boney area on the outside of the elbow, and can also spread to the forearm and wrist. Pain and weakness can make it difficult to:
- Shake hands or grip an object
- Turn and doorknob
- Hold a cup
How to Heal Tennis Elbow Fast
Tennis elbow is one of those injuries that may get better on its own. However, if the standard RICE therapy method and over-the-counter pain medications do not help after some time, it may be time to look into more options.
The innovative FAST procedure, standing for Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue, uses advanced technology. This is a minimally invasive procedure that removes tendon scar tissue quickly and safely without irritating the surrounding healthy tissue, which creates an easier recovery and less downtime after the procedure.
Some people may prefer a different treatment path, or may benefit from other options depending on the extent of their injury; these other options include but are not limited to:
- Steroid injections
To schedule a consultation at one of our two conveniently located South Florida locations, call South Florida Orthopedic Group (formerly known as Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence) in Fort Lauderdale at (954) 771-8177 or in Margate at (954) 580-4080. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.