Tennis Elbow Treatment in Kernersville, NC
The residents of Kernersville, North Carolina, rely on Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center for tennis elbow treatment. Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondyle, is a condition caused by excessive use of the arm and hand. The pain is a result of injury to the muscles and tendons of the arm. The pain typically occurs in the outside of the elbow area, and may be sharp and sudden, or the intensity may increase over time. Shaking the hands, squeezing objects and certain wrist movements intensifies the discomfort.
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center provides tennis elbow treatment to the community of Kernersville, North Carolina. Tennis elbow may be improved at home with proper rest, limited activity, icing the area and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Topical or injectable cortisone medications may be required.
For more advanced cases, surgery may be an option as patients typically experience pain during their daily activities. Surgery is typically recommended for patients who continue to experience pain six to 12 months after beginning non-surgical options. During the surgery, the tendon is cut to release tension. Inflamed tissue is removed from the tendon, and any tears to the tendon are repaired. Depending on the individual case, surgery for tennis elbow treatment may be done arthroscopically. The patient may be required to stay in the hospital overnight after the surgery. Typically, patients are required to limit their activities for three to six months after the surgery.