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Elbow Pain in Asheville, NC

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SYMPTOMS OF TENNIS AND GOLFER'S ELBOW

At the Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our goal is to diagnose your issue properly and provide alternative treatment options that can potentially alleviate your pain and provide lasting results.

  • Pain on the inside or outside of your elbow
  • Discomfort that’s worse at the end of the day
  • Decreased range of motion and stiffness

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is an overuse injury that results in pain over the lateral, or outside, aspect of the elbow that worsens when squeezing objects. Although it’s quite common among tennis players, it can also affect other athletes and individuals as well.

Golfer's Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is similar to a tennis elbow, but occurs at the medial, or inside, aspect of the elbow. Pain may be worse with moving the wrist up and down.

DIAGNOSING THE CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN

When you arrive for the evaluation of your elbow pain, our priority will be to determine exactly what’s causing your discomfort. To that end, we’ll begin by asking you detailed questions about your symptoms – including when they first appeared and if any activities seem to make them worse.

From there, we’ll perform a physical examination of the joint, evaluating the area for tenderness, pain, and swelling. In-office ultrasound evaluation will be performed and consideration for further imaging - possibly Xray or MRI if needed.

HOW DO YOU TREAT TENNIS AND GOLFER'S ELBOW?

Treatment options depend upon the severity of the injury, past medical history, access to medical care, and your physician’s preferences. In general, it is always best to start with conservative therapy. Treatment options include:

IN CONCLUSION

Elbow pain can be debilitating. Treatment options include conservative care, medications, steroid injections, and surgery. PRP is an effective, non-surgical option that is becoming the standard of care for tennis elbow and avoids the risks of surgery, and extensive rehabilitation. In addition, PRP injections avoid the risk of viral infection associated with operating rooms, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. Don’t let elbow pain keep you on the sidelines. Let your own cells heal your ongoing elbow pain.

If you have elbow pain and are interested in effective, noninvasive, and exciting new treatments, request an appointment with ARO.

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