How is medial epicondylitis treated?
Conservative treatment methods are usually recommended for medial epicondylitis.
Nonoperative therapeutic approaches include:
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Injections ((corticosteroid, platelet rich plasma)
- Physical therapy
- Shockwave therapy
If conservative treatments do not alleviate pain after approximately 6 months, surgery may be recommended. Surgery may consist of repairing the damaged tendon and removing scar tissue to alleviate elbow pain. Dr. Williams will discuss the type of surgery necessary. Once surgery is completed, a period of rest and immobilization of the elbow will be required before physical therapy will be prescribed.