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Care and Treatment for Tennis Elbow

Why Choose Treatment for Tennis Elbow at University of Colorado Hospital?

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If you've suffered injuries to your bones, joints, or muscles, rest assured that the doctors at University of Colorado Hospital know the best surgical and non-surgical techniques to repair the damage.

Our doctors are specially trained in sports medicine and participate in teaching and education. UCH also offers sports medicine services specifically for active women – one of the few hospitals in the country to do so.

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a condition where the outside of the elbow becomes painful and tender, usually resulting from a specific repetitive motion.

Between 1 percent and 3 percent of the U.S. population suffers from tennis elbow. The condition most often affects people who do manual labor and people who regularly compete in sports like tennis.

Tennis Elbow Treatments

Doctors can usually treat tennis elbow without surgery. Nonsurgical treatments include:

  • Rest
  • Changes in mechanics
  • Arm braces
  • Exercises to strengthen tendons
  • Medications

If the tennis elbow is severe, your doctor may perform surgery to repair or remove the injured tendon(s).