Elbow Diseases & Conditions -
Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. It is caused by overuse, and often presents in those who play racquet sports, such as tennis (hence its name).
Conservative treatments (including anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, physiotherapy, rest, and bracing) are generally used to restore function. 80-95% of patients with tennis elbow recover without the need for surgical intervention, but surgery may be considered if symptoms fail to improve.
How Dr James McLean can help
Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for a wide variety of elbow conditions in Adelaide.
With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries.
Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.