Tennis Elbow (cont.)
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Medications for Tennis Elbow
Steroid injections can be made into the inflamed area. Although steroid injections are safe, they are usually limited to two to three times a year. Having steroid injections more frequently than that will weaken the tendon and make it more likely to rupture. If positive results are not seen with the first injection, additional injections are also unlikely to work.
A newer treatment involves injecting several milliliters of the patient's own blood into the inflamed tendon area. This is referred to as autologous blood injection. This has been reported to help heal the inflamed tendon faster, and its effectiveness is still being investigated.
Surgery for Tennis Elbow
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