THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: Traffic | Travel Guide | Weather | Holiday Guide | Mall Hours

Treating Tennis Elbow

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Tennis elbow is not just a problem for tennis players. The medical name is lateral epicondylitis and the problem describes pain on the outside of the elbow. The problem is usually a direct result of overuse and that’s why it’s associated with tennis players. But, you can get tennis elbow from any activity that involves a twist at the elbow.

The best treatment, at least in my opinion, is rest and ice applied to the inflamed area several times each day.

Most experts won’t tell people to totally shut down. For instance, in the case of tennis elbow actually caused by tennis, it’s important to cut activity by about 50%. What you essentially do is you reduce the amount of exercise, give yourself a little bit of a break, but don’t totally get out of it.

More from Dr. Brian McDonough
  • Ron

    If you would like to learn more about tennis elbow please visit Tennis Elbow Help

  • Know Your Kuznetsovs – A Field Guide « Adirondack Tennis

    […] Treating Tennis Elbow ( GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_bg", "ffffff"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_border", "e9e9e9"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_text", "9d9d9d"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_link", "000000"); GA_googleAddAttr("theme_url", "000000"); GA_googleAddAttr("LangId", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Autotag", "tennis"); GA_googleAddAttr("Tag", "players"); GA_googleFillSlot("wpcom_sharethrough"); Share this:PrintDiggFacebookStumbleUponTwitterRedditEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. ← Previous post Tennis […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Goes Big!
Download Now!

Listen Live