Orthopedic ONE Sports Medicine Corner
Orthopedic ONE is proud to be the official Sports Medicine Partner of Elysium Tennis. Each month we will provide tips and tricks to help keep you active and healthy so you can be your best on the court! Look for more specific injury and nutrition related topics in future newsletters!
Repetitive motions such as swinging a racket can cause strain on the muscles and tendons connected to the outside of the elbow. Over time, this can lead to inflammation and microtears in the tendons. Despite the name, tennis elbow can occur in any individual and is the most common reason people seek treatment from a physician for elbow pain.
What are the Common Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?
- Pain on the outside of the elbow that may or may not radiate to the upper and lower arm
- Pain when making a fist or gripping a tennis racket
- Pain with shaking hands or turning a door knob
- Weak grip strength
What are the Causes of Tennis Elbow?
- Repetitive motion. This makes Tennis Elbow common in professions like carpentry, painting, plumbing, and auto mechanics.
- Most common in ages 30-50 years old.
- Often the result of weakness in the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle in the forearm.
How is Tennis Elbow Treated?
- Conservative treatment is up to 95% effective. Examples include:
o Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen
o Ice Massage
- Physical therapy to strengthen forearm muscles
- Click here for conservative treatment methods, exercises, and stretches you can do at home!
Orthopedic ONE Sports Medicine Services
- Onsite Clinic Hours: Jillian Measley, ATC, LAT, serves as Elysium Tennis’ dedicated Certified Athletic Trainer. She holds weekly walk-in clinic hours at Elysium on Tuesdays between 2:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.
- Medical Nutrition Therapy: Orthopedic ONE offers self-pay Medical Nutrition Therapy as part of our Sports Medicine Partnership with Elysium Tennis. This nutrition-based treatment is provided by a registered dietitian. MNT helps athletes obtain optimum performance, specific to one’s sport and activity level. For more information on MNT, including scheduling and pricing, contact Megan Stanley, MS, RD, LDN, at 614-827-1050 or [email protected].
- Sports Injury Hotline: If you have experienced an injury that does not require immediate attention, would like to schedule an injury consultation, or have general questions regarding sports medicine care, contact our Sports Injury Hotline. The Certified Athletic Trainer on call will receive messages 7-days a week and return calls between 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.
Click HERE to download a copy of our Sports Injury Hotline Card.