You may have heard of "tennis elbow," but don't know what it is or how to treat it. Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that causes pain in the elbow and nearby muscles. It is most commonly caused by repetitive activities such as tennis, but can affect anyone who engages in repetitive motions of the wrist and forearm.
At Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics, our team of experts led by Dr. Sean Kaminsky are dedicated to helping patients who are living with the discomfort and pain associated with tennis elbow. We understand that this chronic condition can significantly interfere with daily activities, and we strive to provide a comprehensive treatment program that addresses each patient's individual needs.
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We take a personalized approach to treating tennis elbow and focus on helping each patient make lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and wellness while still being able to adequately manage the discomfort associated with tennis elbow. With proper diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan, we strive to help our patients get back to feeling better quickly and safely.
Common signs of tennis elbow include:
Pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow
Difficulty gripping objects
Difficulty performing activities that involve repetitive wrist and forearm motions
Weakness in the affected arm
If left untreated, these symptoms can become worse over time, so it is important to pay attention to any changes or increases in discomfort.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a specialist such as Dr. Sean Kaminsky at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics right away. Our team uses a variety of treatments for tennis elbow, ranging from physical therapy to minimally-invasive surgery if necessary. By focusing on properly diagnosing the condition early on and providing a personal plan tailored to the individual patient's lifestyle, we will help you get back to feeling better quickly and safely.
Pain on the outside of the elbow, weak forearm muscles, difficulty gripping and lifting objects, tenderness to the touch, and pain when bending the wrist can all indicate tennis elbow, but only an experienced orthopedic specialist can confirm a diagnosis.
Recovery from tennis elbow surgery typically consists of physical therapy and rest. Your doctor may also prescribe medications to reduce inflammation or pain. In general, you can return to activities as long as you take it easy and don't overuse your arm. It's important to follow your doctor's instructions for a complete recovery.
Yes! Dr. Kaminsky and the team at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics accept insurance from a wide range of providers across the Greater Nashville area. To learn more about our list of accepted providers, visit our here on the website.