Fortunately, golfer’s elbow is rarely surgical and does not cause any long-term disability. In most cases, this condition is treated with the proper rest and rehabilitation.
If golfer’s elbow does not respond to rest and rehabilitation, then lifestyle modifications may be considered as an option for treatment. Generally with athletes, this problem can be resolved with a change in technique or swing mechanics.
Altering swing mechanics
The athlete must be sure that the golf clubs are sized properly and the grip is appropriate. Proper swing mechanics must be assessed and modified if necessary. A golf professional or instructor will be able to provide an expert analysis. Anti-inflammatory medications. Inflammation and pain can be easily controlled through the use of oral medications.
Stretching and exercises
Golfer’s elbow symptoms may also be controlled through simple stretches and exercises. It is important to note that these exercises should not be painful to perform, and if they are they should be avoided until the pain has subsided. By strengthening the tendons and muscles involved with golfer’s elbow, the patient can help keep the problem from returning.
If other conservative treatments for golfer’s elbow fail, a cortisone (steroid) injection may be considered. However, if the individual has undergone two or more cortisone injections without adequate relief, it is unlikely that additional injections will benefit the patient.
The Orthopedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide conservative treatment options for Elbow conditions and injuries.
Dr. Paul Abeyta ~ Orthopedic Surgeon
““I believe that excellent outcomes can be achieved with clear communication and treatment plans that are tailored to the individual needs of the patient. I emphasize injury prevention and utilize a multidisciplinary team which includes highly trained physical therapists. Careful diagnostic evaluation, compassionate care, and application of current medical information and surgical technique are all important for returning patients to their pre-injury level of activity.”
Dr. Paul Abeyta is a board-certified, orthopedic and Sports Medicine surgeon treating patients at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic in Burlingame, California.
Tenex procedure is an innovative procedure utilized by Dr. Paul Abeyta to address Tennis Elbow – Elbow Epicondylitis injuries and accelerate the treatment options available to patients.
Removes damaged tissue through a microincision and stimulates healing response. Uses gentle ultrasonic technology
Involves no general anesthesia or stitches. Local anesthetic (numbing medicine) only. Twenty minutes or less to perform. No need for physical therapy or additional treatments. Your individual results may vary.
Full return to normal activity in 6 weeks or less. Your individual results may vary.
Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic
The Orthopaedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide comprehensive services to all members of the family.