Don’t Suffer From Tennis Elbow!
Make An Appointment with G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine For A Customized Treatment Plan.
For the whole month of May, we at G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are supporting the Tennis Industry Association’s initiative to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that playing just three hours of tennis a week may reduce the risk of heart disease by 56 percent?!
Plus, most people find tennis to be a fun sport! What an easy way to integrate an active lifestyle with a fun sport! There are a lot of reasons why tennis is the ideal sport for people of all ages. It can help deal with all types of stress and increase the capacity to deal with physical, mental, social and emotional challenges; however, as you know, with most activities comes risk of injury. That is why Dr. Goradia at G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is always prepared and always here as a resource to you!
One of the most common injuries from tennis is lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow (and golfer’s elbow). This name comes from being a frequent injury, and it also occurs in people who do not play tennis (or golf!) at all. To further explain lateral epicondylitis: it is an injury to the muscles and tendons on the outside (lateral aspect) of the elbow and usually occurs with overuse or repetitive use.
As previously stated, most patients that present the symptoms of tennis (or golf) elbows are not tennis (or golf) players. It is a common injury that presents itself due to the normal aging process of tendons. With age, tendons under high stress (elbow tendons, rotator cuff tendons, Achilles tendons) and overuse tend to lose their blood supply. When the blood supply is lost, the elasticity and healing potentials are also at risk.
At G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine we can provide a diagnosis and create the right treatment plan on a case by case basis. Not all injuries are the same and not all injuries need the same treatment plan. Have your treatment plan customized today by scheduling an appointment here – Make an Appointment Today!