Sports Injuries Cruciate Ligament Injuries Tendonitis Tendinosis Bursitis Plantar Fasciitis Iliotibial Band Syndrome Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Shin Splints Compartment Syndrome Fractures Muscle Strain Meniscal Tears Inguinal Hernia Osteitis Pubis Abdominal Muscle Weakness Gluteal Muscle Weakness Osgood-Schlatter Disease Patellofemoral Syndrome Injuries Whiplash Herniated Disc TMJ Sprains & Strains Contractures Spinal Fractures Fractures Cruciate Ligament Injuries Entrapment Neuropthy Inguinal Hernia Patellar Subluxation Osteitis Pubis Hip Replacement Bone Diseases Arthritis Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Bone Spurs Ankylosing Spondylitis Spondylosis Facet Syndrome Spinal Tumors Osteitis Pubis Hip Replacement Osteonecrosis Age Related Conditions Degenerative Disc Disease Arthritis Osteonecrosis Hip Replacement Parkinson's Disease Osgood-Schlatter Disease Neurological Disdorders Sciatica Radiculopathy Spinal Stenosis Entrapment Neuropathy Pinched Nerve Neurogenic Atrophy Primary Lateral Sclerosis Motor Neuron Diseases Myopathy Myelopathy Neuropathy Balance Disorders Parkinson's Disease Multiple Sclerosis Lou Gehrig's Disease Guillain Barre Syndrome Shoulder Impingement Syndrome General Pain Upper Back Pain Arm Pain Shoulder Pain Muscle Spasms Miscellaneous Headaches Gait Disorders Contractures Patellofemoral Syndrome Fibromyalgia Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Back Pain During Pregnancy Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Balance Disorders Meniere's Disease Muscle Spasms Muscle Strain Meniscal Tears Stroke Cerebral Palsy Spinal Tumors Inguinal Hernia Hip Replacement Gluteal Muscle Weakness Abdominal Muscle Weakness Inflammatory Conditions Bursitis Plantar Fasciitis Arthritis Tendonitis Ankylosing Spondylitis Neuropathy Lyme Disease Congenital Diseases Muscular Dystrophy Cerebral Palsy Dupuytren's Contracture Muscle Conditions Muscle Atrophy Spinal Muscle Atrophy Spinal Muscle Atrophy: Type I Spinal Muscle Atrophy: Type II Spinal Muscle Atrophy: Type III Spinal Muscle Atrophy: Type IV Bulbar Muscle Atrophy Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Becker Muscular Dystrophy Wrist Contracture Dupuytren's Contracture Pseudobulbar Pasly Poliomyelitis Primary Lateral Sclerosis Motor Neuron Diseases Muscle Spasms Muscle Strain Lyme Disease Parkinson's Disease Lou Gehrig's Disease Guillain Barre Syndrome Sprains Muscle Strain Tendinosis Achilles Tendinosis Elbow Tendinosis Rotator Cuff Tendinosis Terms Physical Therapy Cervical Spine Thoracic Spine Lumbar Spine Central and Peripheral Nervous System Motor Nerves Sensory Nerves Efferent and Afferent Nerves

Elbow Tendonitis (Tennis Elbow)

Tennis elbow is a painful condition in which the tendons of the forearm become inflamed, generally from repeated overuse, or short periods of extreme activity. Tendons, composed of skeletal muscle tissue, connect muscle to bone. Though extremely strong, loaded with recurrent stress and overuse tendons can degenerate and become inflamed. Repetitive, continuous motions that strain the forearm are the most common causes of elbow tendonitis. Having a poor technique while performing a backhand in tennis can induce tendonitis, as well as repetitive activities such as painting, typing, or using a screwdriver.

Symptoms include: swelling of the forearm area; pain and stiffness in the morning and during activity, and worse pain the day after physical activity. If a loud popping sound is heard upon impact, seek medical attention immediately. This can be an indication of a tendon rupture. Many different parts work together to comprise a functional joint, so determining what exactly is the underlying cause of pain is very difficult, especially since many injuries exhibit similar symptoms. It could be damage to the tendon, ligament, muscle, cartilage, bone, or a combination of them all.

Once a professional has determined the injury is indeed tendonitis, it is important to begin physical therapy rehabilitation immediately. Until diagnostic examinations have been done, the affected area should be immobilized. Expert physical therapists will treat the condition in a manner that will not only improve the condition and relieve the pain without surgery, but also protect your tendon from getting any worse. As every patient's condition is different, the physical therapist will treat each patient according to his or her needs, body type, symptoms, medical history, occupation and any other factors. They will tailor exercise routines to your specific situation, working to strengthen the tendon, while also increasing flexibility. Strengthening the injured tendon and the structures around it are both very important in the full recovery of the tendon. This releases pressure from the damaged area and allows it to heal. Working with an expert physical therapist throughout the rehabilitation process ensures a safe and healthy recovery. Without physical therapy, the tendon can take a very long time to heal on its own, and may not heal correctly.

If you think you are suffering from elbow tendonitis, call us now to make an immediate appointment (212 986-3888). Serious tendon damage may have occurred and delaying treatment can cause it to worsen. Our office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, Madison Avenue and 40th Street. Most insurance covers tendonitis.Schedule an appointment today.

Search for Answers

Enter a body part, symptom, treatment or specialty to go right to in-depth information on the subject.

APPOINTMENTS

Day
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Name
Phone
Email
Time
AM
PM

Patient Resources

Let's get the paperwork out of the way!
Download and print PDF versions of our new patient forms so you can fill them out before you get here!

Appointments

Day
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Name
Phone
Email
Time
AM
PM

Or, if you'd prefer to speak with a live and lively person, call our receptionist to schedule your appointment.

Call 212-986-3888 · 7am–7pm · Mon–Fri

Search for Answers

Type in keywords below to search our site.