About Tennis Elbow

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Tennis Elbow Overview

Tennis elbow is inflammation of the tendons that insert on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow. Stick sports athletes and manual laborers commonly experience tennis elbow. Early tennis elbow treatment ensures symptom relief and a quick return to normal activities. Please make an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) elbow specialist as soon as symptoms present.

Symptoms & Causes

Tennis elbow symptoms include:

  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Weakened grip

Sports and activities that involve gripping an object and forcefully sticking another are the cause of tennis elbow. Common examples include:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Using a hammer

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options treat tennis elbow. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA elbow specialist may recommend:

  • An elbow brace
  • Activity modification
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
  • Steroid injections

Tennis elbow symptoms quickly reside when the injury is properly treated. Surgery is not a tennis elbow treatment option.


A CONA elbow specialist asks specific questions about the patient’s injury, symptoms and lifestyle. A series of physical tests are performed to see if they produce symptoms. Medical imaging studies are not needed to make an accurate diagnosis.

Make an Appointment
with An Elbow Specialist

A CONA elbow specialist will help your tennis elbow symptoms quickly go away. Contact our office and make an appointment when you are ready to say goodbye to your symptoms.

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