Tennis Elbow (cont.)
How is pain and inflammation reduced in tennis elbow?
To reduce the pan and inflammation of tennis elbow, try:
How can I promote healing of my tennis elbow?
This step begins a couple of weeks after the pain of tennis elbow has been reduced or eliminated. It involves specific physical-therapy exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons around the injured elbow. Any activity that aggravates the pain must be avoided.
How do I decrease stress and abuse on tennis elbow?
To help lessen the continued stress and abuse on tennis elbow:
What is the outlook for people with tennis elbow?
Overall, 90% to 95% of people with tennis elbow will improve and recover with the treatment plan described. However, about 5% of people will not get better with conservative treatment and will need surgery to repair the injured muscle-tendon unit around the elbow. For 80% to 90% of people who have surgery, it results in pain relief and return of strength.
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