Tennis Elbow Is a Real Pain. Here’s How to Treat It
The New York Times reports on how to treat tennis elbow in an interview with experts including Marci A. Goolsby, MD, primary care sports medicine physician and medical director of the Women Sports Medicine Center (WSMC) at HSS.
Both tennis and golf elbow are overuse injuries that stem from damage to the muscles and tendons running from the wrist to the elbow. If used too much, and if you do not have enough strength in your shoulder muscles and core, microscopic tears can develop in the tendon where it attaches to the elbow, causing both pain and inflammation.
Managing the condition when it starts can shorten the time it takes to overcome the pain. “It can be a stubborn injury,” said Dr. Goolsby.
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