Tennis Elbow (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for tennis elbow include:
If you think that your workplace activity is causing elbow pain or soreness, talk to your human resources department for information on other ways of doing your job, equipment changes, or other job assignments. For more information, see the topic Office Ergonomics.
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you had an injury to your elbow and:
Call your doctor if you have:
Watchful waiting is when you and your doctor watch your symptoms to see if your health improves on its own. If it does, no treatment is needed. If your symptoms don't get better or they get worse, then it's time to take the next treatment step.
Home treatment often helps mild tennis elbow pain. You may want to try resting the elbow and applying ice or heat several times a day for 1 to 2 weeks before you call your doctor.
Who to see
For evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment of tennis elbow, you may see:
You may be referred to a:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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