Tennis Elbow tendonitis, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common injury among racquet sport players. But it can also be a painful part of life for anyone who relies on active arm movement, from golfers and climbers to carpenters and cooks.
This condition is usually caused by strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the lower arm. Sufferers experience pain on the outside of the elbow that radiates down the forearm and worsens when grasping objects, using a keyboard and cocking back the wrist.
This pain not only inhibits a person’s enjoyment of tennis and other active endeavors, it also reduces overall quality of life.
Traditional tendonitis treatments concentrate on reducing inflammation with medications or steroid injections. Surgery may be used for extreme injuries. Boulder Community Hospital now offers a safe, effective alternative treatment - Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy - that uses a person’s own blood to accelerate healing. PRP therapy can be used to repair tendonitis in the elbow, hamstring, patellar tendon, Achilles tendon and rotator cuff.Benefits of the method include:
• Shorter recovery time
• Uses the body’s natural healing process – no surgery is required
Contact our PRP specialist at 303-938-5131 to find out if you are a candidate for PRP therapy. If you have had an MRI of the affected area, please provide a copy for review.
This advanced therapy involves injecting plasma harvested from a patient’s own blood directly into the injured area. This plasma, rich in platelets, stimulates the body’s natural healing system to more quickly repair a chronic injury.
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