Tennis elbow is a common condition that occurs as a result of overuse of the wrist and arm.
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common condition that occurs as a result of overuse of the wrist and arm, such as when one is playing tennis. Tennis elbow is not limited to athletes as the name might suggest; it is also commonly found in people whose occupation requires repetitive arm movements, such as painters, plumbers, and construction workers. The repetitive motions put stress on your muscles and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tiny tears in the tendons.
Symptoms of tennis elbow typically develop gradually and present as pain or burning on the outside of your elbow radiating to your forearm and wrist and muscle weakness in your hand. In some cases, symptoms can be relieved with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medications; however, if symptoms persist, you can contact our office for an evaluation to discover other treatment options that are right for you.
Radiofrequency is the newest technology used for Tennis elbow. In the past, invasive radiofrequency has been performed in the operating room, which leads to scarring of the skin, bleeding, and risk of infection. The Cynosure radiofrequency is completely non-invasive and carries fewer risks from treatment. This is treated in three sessions.
Radiofrequency helps to decrease muscle spasm and loosen the muscles to allow for more effective stretching, as well as aid in pain relief. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are necessary for normal tendon health.