Tennis anyone? When it comes to tennis elbow, tennis players aren’t the only sufferers. Any activity that involves a lot of gripping and wrist movement, like carpentry, can put you at risk for elbow pain and injury. Whether you work as a carpenter or play tennis avidly, there are a wide variety of treatments for elbow pain.
Dr. Ernesto Luciano-Perez explains the that the “typical first line of defense” for an elbow injury is rest and a simple anti-inflammatory medication. For persistent, nagging pain physicians are moving away from cortisone injections. One promising new therapy is platelet rich plasma, in which a patient’s platelets are used to regenerate and heal their muscles. One of the most important components of recovery is learning to adjust your grip to avoid injury.