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The management of tennis elbow


Tags: tendinosis, treatment, injections, medications, strain, pain problems, overuse injury, injury, medicine, self-treatment, muscle

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Tennis elbow is a tendinopathy of the common extensor origin of the lateral elbow. Cortisone injections are harmful in the longer term and are no longer recommended in most cases. Rehabilitation (exercise) based treatment is helpful, but to be effective patients must usually remove tendon overload. Further research is needed on newer (minimally invasive) treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma injections, hyaluronan gel injections, and nitrate patches. Reserve surgery and botulinum toxin injections for the worst cases because patients can take six months to return to full function. Many cases of tennis elbow cases will naturally resolve in 6-12 months

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