Even though it is often difficult to find a direct cause, one-sided and repeated overloading of the forearm usually leads to typical complaints. In tennis elbow, the irritation at the tendon origin of the wrist extensor muscles causes the pain.
The tendon insertions develop tiny micro-tears due to overstimulation, which can lead to inflammation. This often leads to severe pain in the elbow area. Tennis players who play at least three hours a week have an increased risk of developing a disorder. However, the occurrence of tennis elbow is not limited to the sport that it is named after. Other sports or physical work with regular overloading of the muscles in the elbow area can also cause tennis elbow.
Painful tennis elbow is initially treated conservatively, for example, with shock wave therapy.
If conservative therapy does not result in an improvement, medalp offers surgery as a second option. The operation involves creating a notch at the affected tendon to relieve the strain and cause the irritation to subside. Furthermore, the additional severing of the pain-conducting nerve can contribute to soothing the pain.
In consultation with you, we will decide which measures and therapies are advisable and suitable for you in each individual case after a detailed diagnosis.