Despite its name, you don’t have to be a tennis player to develop tennis elbow. In fact, anyone who engages in repetitive arm and hand motions is at risk for this painful condition.
Tennis elbow causes pain in your elbow and arm. Along with pain, it may lead to decreased mobility and more. While many patients find relief with conservative treatments, tennis elbow doesn’t always resolve quickly.
If your tennis elbow isn’t responding to the treatments you’ve tried, consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy at Bryn Medical. We use platelet-rich plasma because it promotes tissue repair utilizing your body’s natural healing power to reduce pain and help you feel better. Book a free consultation using our online system or call us to learn more.
Signs and symptoms of tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is a condition that develops when the tendons around your elbow get irritated and inflamed. Tendon inflammation occurs as a result of overuse or overload.
The condition gets its name because the injury is common in tennis players, but any activity that requires repeated arm motions can trigger tennis elbow. Common occupations that cause tennis elbow include plumbing, painting, construction, or extensive computer mouse use.
Anyone can suffer the pain of tennis elbow, but certain factors may make you more likely to get it. Adults ages 30-50 are at greatest risk. People who have jobs that require repetitive arm and hand motions are more likely to have tennis elbow, as are people who play racket sports, like tennis.
Tennis elbow generally causes pain where your forearm tendons connect to the bones of your elbow. Pain can spread to your forearm and wrist in more severe cases, affecting your mobility and range of motion.
The pain of tennis elbow can interfere with your daily activities or your ability to perform your job. You might find that it’s hard to grip objects or turn a doorknob if you have tennis elbow.
Platelet-rich plasma for tennis elbow pain
If you think you might have tennis elbow, book an appointment with our team at Bryn Medical. We offer comprehensive exams for elbow pain and talk with you about your symptoms to diagnose your condition.
Tennis elbow could improve on its own with rest and ice. For some patients, physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles surrounding your elbow to prevent future injury.
But when conservative measures aren’t enough, it’s time to learn more about platelet-rich plasma for tennis elbow. Our team regularly recommends PRP therapy for patients facing tendon and soft tissue injuries.
PRP is a solution derived from your blood. It contains hundreds of growth factors, including collagen, which gives your body a boost of healing power. Without the need for surgery or other invasive treatments, PRP helps your body to heal itself.
PRP therapy doesn’t just mask pain. When used to treat tennis elbow, it can stimulate tissue regeneration in your elbow to eliminate pain and protect the elbow from irritation in the future. Since PRP comes from your blood, there are virtually no side effects with treatment.
Our team develops personalized care plans for every patient. We may recommend a series of PRP treatments based on the severity of your tennis elbow, lifestyle, and other factors.
If you’re living with tennis elbow, it’s time to consider the benefits of PRP. Book a consultation online or call our office today to learn more.