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      Tennis Elbow Treatment in Alexandria VA

      Our multi-pronged treatment options for Tennis Elbow at the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics in Alexandria’s Historic Old Town can restore function and alleviate pain.

      Tennis Elbow Treatment Alexandria, VA

      At the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics in Alexandria, VA, we can help you address Tennis Elbow pain and bring back your swing – or simply restore your daily function - with an array of treatment modalities that have been successfully utilized with our patients.

      Contact us online or call (240) 754-7954 to schedule a consultation today with one of our Tennis Elbow specialists on King Street in Alexandria’s vibrant Old Town.

      The King Street Metro Station is nearby. You can ride the free King Street Trolley or explore the neighborhood on a rental bike. If you’re traveling in from out of town, we are conveniently located between the Hilton Alexandria Old Town and the Lorien Hotel & Spa.

      What is Tennis Elbow?

      Tennis elbow is a painful joint condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually through repetitive motions using your wrist and arm – hence the “tennis elbow” term for the condition. Despite its name, tennis players aren't the only ones who develop Tennis Elbow.

      Causes of Tennis Elbow

      Repetitive motions that require pushing or pulling with force or load, like push-ups, bench press, lifting heavy groceries, or even cleaning with poor form -- can strain your muscles and put stress on your tendons. Over time, that repetitive movement can eventually cause microscopic tears in the tissue.

      Tennis Elbow can result from a wide variety of causes, including:

      • Repetitive movement and strain from athletic activities like fencing, racquetball, tennis, squash or even weightlifting
      • Work-related injuries or strain from jobs that involve repetitive movements or gripping - oftentimes experienced by carpenters, painters, landscapers, and people who work on computers or keyboards
      • Hobbies like knitting, or even playing video games or musical instruments

      A sudden arm or elbow injury can also cause Tennis Elbow. On occasion, people can develop the condition for no known reason, which is referred to as Idiopathic Tennis Elbow.

      Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

      Pain and weakness are the two primary symptoms.

      Tennis Elbow pain tends to occur where the tendons in your forearm muscles attach to the outside of your elbow, and it can spread from that bony knob into your forearm and wrist.

      People can not only experience pain or weakness while engaging in sports or work-related activities, but also from simple movements like turning a doorknob, shaking hands or when they attempt to grip or hold an object, even something as light as a coffee cup.

      Elbow function is involved in a myriad of daily activities, and there are a wide range of symptoms that could signal the development of Tennis Elbow, including:

      • A weakened grip when you are trying to hold something – anything from a tennis racquet to a pen or someone’s hand
      • Stiffness or pain when extending your arm
      • Swollen elbow joint that is tender to the touch
      • A burning sensation or pain in your outer elbow that radiates to your wrist
      • Pain when twisting or bending your arm (e.g., opening a jar)

      With Tennis Elbow, it is common for some of these symptoms to worsen at night.

      Diagnosing Tennis Elbow

      We will perform a physical exam to check for pain, swelling or stiffness in your elbow joint and will take a medical history, including questions about any activities that may have led to your condition.

      For a proper diagnosis, we use ultrasound at the time of the visit to visualize the region and assess muscle and tendon damage.

      Ultrasound is our preferred imaging test and having it done the same day as your first visit helps us start your treatment plan immediately.

      Which Tennis Elbow treatment option is right for me?

      After the ultrasound exam, we typically offer physical therapy, exercises to improve body mechanics, Dry Needling and Trigger Point Injections if necessary. If these methods do not help, we may try other methods, like PRP.

      At the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics in Alexandria, VA, we prioritize our patients’ preferences. Oftentimes, we see athletes who want immediate relief. In those cases, we move right into the more in-depth techniques like PRP – aiming for fast results.

      Other patients who prefer more conservative methods and are in less of a hurry to fast-track treatment, can take treatment steps one at a time to see what works.

      Many of our treatment methods have an excellent track record and have brought impressive results for our patients in the Alexandria, VA area.

      For more questions about our array of treatment methods, speak with our experts today to see which might be the best treatment option for you. Call (240) 754-7954.

      Request Your Consultation Today!

      What would it be like to see increased function again and relieve debilitating pain and weakness from Tennis Elbow? Let our team of experts at the Center for Sports & Regenerative Orthopedics help you achieve your healing goals and put you back in the swing of things!

      Call (240) 754-7954 or contact us online to set up a consultation with our Tennis Elbow specialists at our offices in Alexandria’s vibrant Old Town!

       

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      Center for Sports and Regenerative Orthopedics
      1737 King Street, Suite 110
      Alexandria, VA 22314
      Phone: (240) 754-7954
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