Elbow

This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is a degeneration of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.

Inside the Elbow

The muscles that pull the wrist back are called extensor muscles. These muscles join together and attach to a single tendon at the elbow. This tendon, called the common extensor tendon, attaches to the lateral epicondyle.

Cause of Damage

This condition is caused by repetitive trauma or aging.

Symptoms

Common symptoms include tenderness and pain at the lateral epicondyle, and this pain canbe made worse by bending the wrist.

Treatment

Treatment will be determined by your physician and may include rest, an arm brace or wristsplint, physical therapy, steroid injections, ice and anti-inflammatory medications.

Prevention

Another factor of tennis elbow injury is experience and ability. The proportion of players who reported a history of tennis elbow had an increased number of playing years. As for ability, poor technique increases the chance for injury much like any sport. Therefore an individual must learn proper technique for all aspects of their sport. The competitive level of the athlete also affects the incidence of tennis elbow. Class A and B players had a significantly higher rate of tennis elbow occurrence compared to class C and novice players. However, an opposite, but not statistically significant, trend is observed for the recurrence of previous cases, with an increasingly higher rate as ability level decreases

Doctors

Douglas Boler, MD

Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

Dr. Douglas Boler is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, interned at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and he completed a subsequent residency in anesthesiology at St. Louis University School of Medicine. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, Dr. Boler specializes in interventional pain management, […]

    Kisha Thomas, MD

    Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

    Dr. Kisha Thomas went to college at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where she completed her pre med studies. She earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then completed her residency and fellowship training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a American Society […]

      Francisco Judilla, MD

      Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

      Dr. Judilla is a board-eligible anesthesiologist with nearly five decades of experience. He graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine at Velez College in the Philippines. He completed an internship at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, PA and subsequently completed his residency in anesthesiology at Newark Beth Israel Regional Medical Center in Newark, NJ. Dr. […]

        Kimberly Clayton, MSN, ARNP-C

        Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

        Kimberly Clayton MSN ARNP-C has over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Kimberly medical background includes sub-acute care, Long-term care, case management, nursing clinical director, and wound care management.  Kimberly completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chipola College. Kimberly completed her Master of Science in Nursing from South University and is board certified as an Advanced Practice […]

          Chelsea Bugg

          Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

          Chelsea is a NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant and is licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine. She completed her Bachelors of Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University and later her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant in 2016. Prior to working at Riverside Pain Physicians, she worked in physical injury and addiction psychiatry.  […]

            Cheryl Knight, PA-C

            Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

            Cheryl Knight is nationally board certified and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She moved from West Palm Beach, Florida to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend Duquesne University for her undergraduate degree. In 2004 she graduated from Chatham College with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and moved back to the Sunshine state. […]

              Chris Garrett

              Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

              Chris is a board certified Physician Assistant. His healthcare career began in emergency medicine as an EMT in Atlanta Georgia. After five years practicing medicine on the ambulance as well as in the ER, he decided to advance his medical training and pursue a career as a Physician Assistant. He completed his undergraduate degree at […]

                Daryl English, MSN, ARNP

                Shoulder - Hip, Leg and Knee - Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments - Hand and Wrist - General Body - Foot and Ankle - Elbow

                Daryl  received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Florida.  His Master’s Degree in Nursing at University of Florida.  I have 9 years in pain management experience and one year  in neurosurgery.  I am credentialed pain practitioner with the American Academy of Pain Management.  Currently, I’m completing a doctoral degree at […]

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