While golfer’s elbow is known as pain on the inside of the elbow, tennis elbow is characterized by pain that occurs on the outside of the elbow. As a form of tendonitis, tennis elbow can be the result of a single traumatic event or result from repetitive smaller “injuries”. It was initially described in tennis players who suffer debilitating pain to the outside of the elbow.
Treatment options at Dunham Orthopaedics for tennis elbow may include a home excercise program, physical therapy and the use of anti-inflammatory medications. The need for surgery is infrequent, but may be necessary if other measures fail to relieve pain.