SPORTS MEDICINE & ARTHROSCOPY: TENNIS ELBOW
New Jersey sports medicine surgeon Robert A. Kayal, MD expertly treats elbow injuries, including tennis elbow, for recreational and competitive athletes. Many sports place considerable strain on elbow joints: especially those requiring repetitive catching, swinging and throwing. Regardless of the cause of injury, the sports medicine doctors at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC, can expertly treat tennis elbow. Our team will tailor your treatment plan to the severity of your elbow condition, and safely return you to activity.
What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is common not just in tennis players, as the name suggests, but in individuals who endure repetitive wrist motion. As a small joint, the elbow is vulnerable to stress and injury. Tennis elbow is a painful condition often suffered by athletes, construction workers, painters, computer technicians, data entry personnel, and chefs.
Specifically, tennis elbow is a tear or partial tear to the area where forearm tendons and muscles attach to the elbow’s exterior. Symptoms of the condition include inflammation, slowly increasing pain on the outside of the upper arm, and worsening of pain while squeezing objects. It is unusual for tennis elbow to appear on an x-ray, so diagnosis is generally performed through a physical examination and discussion of medical history.
Tennis Elbow Treatment
Tennis elbow may be treated through rest, bracing, physical therapy and cortisone injections. However, in more severe cases, the sports medicine specialists at Kayal Orthopaedic Center perform minimally invasive surgery to remove damaged tissue, tendons and loose bodies in the elbow. Following elbow surgery, your NJ orthopedic surgeon may prescribe physical therapy to restore strength and mobility.
With offices conveniently located in Franklin Lakes, NJ and Ridgewood, NJ, Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC and our board-certified sports medicine specialists treat elbow injury patients from Passaic, Bergen, Hudson and Essex Counties. Visit our patient information center to learn more about tennis elbow, or contact our team today to inquire about minimally invasive treatment options.