Tennis Elbow – Carrollton, TX
Dr. Allmon is a board certified orthopedic surgeon serving the patients in Carrollton, TX.  He is known for offering complete treatment for various hand and wrist related conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Mallet Finger, Tennis Elbow etc.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow or lateral epicondylitis is the tendonitis of muscles in the lower arm. These muscles join the forearm to the outside of the elbow. It is an overuse injury that may affect people of age groups, but is common in people above the age of forty.

Causes Of Tennis Elbow

  • Weakening of extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB)
  • Activities that require repetitive use of forearm muscles like, carpentry, typing, painting etc.
  • Elbow injury
  • Strain and stress on the tendons

Symptoms Of Tennis Elbow

  • Pain at the outer part of the elbow that may exaggerate while lifting an object
  • Difficulty in gripping objects
  • Hampered elbow joint movement
  • Tenderness and stiffness, particularly in the morning
  • Inability to bend the elbow

Diagnosis Of Tennis Elbow

  • The doctor may inquire about any previous injury to the elbow.
  • Patients may be asked to flex and stretch their hands, so that the doctor may evaluate the affected area.
  • To rule out other possible causes of the symptoms, the doctor may ask the patients to get imaging tests like X-Ray , MRI or EMG.

Treatment For Tennis Elbow

Non- Surgical Treatment

  • To reduce pain and swelling, applying ice over the affected area may be recommend.
  • The doctor may ask the patients to wear an elbow strap to reduce strain.
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines may be prescribed to alleviate the symptoms
  • To reduce stiffness and improve flexibility of the arm, the doctor may suggest various rehabilitation exercises.

Surgical Treatment

  • Open Surgery – This is a form of an outpatient surgery. During this procedure the orthopedic surgeon may make an incision over the injured tendon. He may remove the damaged tendons and repair the remaining ones using sutures or anchors. He may then close the wound using stiches.
  • Arthroscopic Surgery – In this form of surgery, a small incision may be made in the elbow to insert camera (arthroscope).  This may allow the orthopedic surgeon to visualize the afflicted area. The surgeon may then scrape away the unhealthy part of the tendons.

For comprehensive treatment of Tennis Elbow, contact Dr. Allmon. To schedule an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon, call at (972) 492 – 1334 or visit 4780 N Josey Ln Carrollton, TX 75010.