Recognizing the injury as soon as it occurs, treating the tissue with love and stimulation, then adding growth factors when necessary define the 21st century approach to tennis elbow -- and to most other soft tissue injuries as well.
When tennis elbow pain fails to improve, most tennis players seek medical care and, in many cases, a long journey begins. Even the best care won't prevent a lengthy recovery for those whose tennis elbow involves inflammation of the extensor tendon or partial tears in varying degrees of the same tendon.
The competitive tennis player is at obvious overuse risk of stressing these tendons due to the nature of the sport involving gripping the racquet as well the impact of hitting the ball. However, many of my patients have never picked up a tennis racquet yet are diagnosed with this disorder.
Michael Zazzali Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow, or "lateral epicondylitis," is a misnomer. It usually results from daily repetitive overuse from gym exercise or too many hours at the keyboard. Most cases of tennis elbow will self-resolve within two years, but these seven tips can help speed the process.
With fantasies of spring upon us, it is an ideal time to begin a program to prevent tennis or golf elbow from putting a damper on your return to the courts and courses.
People talk about tennis elbow all the time. Less talked about, but no less debilitating to those affected by it is "golfer's elbow" or medial epicondylitis.
It's incredible that Nadal and Federer were able to hit the ball as hard and with as much accuracy at 9pm as at 9am. Unfortunately, for most of us, overuse of a particular body part often results in pain or injury.