Prolotherapy Treatment for Tennis Elbow
Tennis Elbow: What is it?
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is a painful condition involving the tendons that attach to the bone on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow. The muscle involved in this condition, the extensor carpi radialis brevis, helps to extend and stabilize the wrist.
With lateral epicondylitis, there is degeneration of the tendon’s attachment. This can then lead to pain associated with activities in which this muscle is active, such as lifting, gripping, and/or grasping.
Sports such as tennis are commonly associated with this, but the problem can occur with many different types of activities, athletic and otherwise.
The most effective treatment for this injury is Prolotherapy.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a Regenerative Injection Therapy that stimulates the body’s healing response and speeds repair of ligaments and tendons commonly associated with tennis elbow and a multitude of other musculoskeletal complaints.
Dr. Jarosz will also be seeing patients at the Hood River location, by appointment only. Availability will be limited. Please call to book a Hood River appointment. Free 20-minute consults are limited in Hood River.