Non-Operative Golfer’s Elbow Treatments


Fortunately, golfer’s elbow is rarely surgical and does not cause any long-term disability. In most cases, this condition is treated with the proper rest and rehabilitation.

Lifestyle modification

If golfer’s elbow does not respond to rest and rehabilitation, then lifestyle modifications may be considered as an option for treatment. Generally with athletes, this problem can be resolved with a change in technique or swing mechanics.

Altering swing mechanics

The athlete must be sure that the golf clubs are sized properly and the grip is appropriate. Proper swing mechanics must be assessed and modified if necessary. A golf professional or instructor will be able to provide an expert analysis.
Anti-inflammatory medications. Inflammation and pain can be easily controlled through the use of oral medications.

Stretching and exercises

Golfer’s elbow symptoms may also be controlled through simple stretches and exercises. It is important to note that these exercises should not be painful to perform, and if they are they should be avoided until the pain has subsided. By strengthening the tendons and muscles involved with golfer’s elbow, the patient can help keep the problem from returning.

Cortisone injections

If other conservative treatments for golfer’s elbow fail, a cortisone (steroid) injection may be considered. However, if the individual has undergone two or more cortisone injections without adequate relief, it is unlikely that additional injections will benefit the patient.

  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Bursitis
  • Coronoid Fracture
  • Distal Humerous Fracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Epicondylitis
  • Elbow Fractures in Children
  • Forearm Fractures
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Olecranon Fracture
  • Radial Head Fracture
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Stiffness of the Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Throwing Injury
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Tear

  • Autograft (UCL) Tear
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Bursitis/Impingement Surgery
  • Coronoid Fracture Surgery
  • Closed Reduction (Elbow) Surgery
  • Distal Radial Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Arthritis Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery
  • Elbow Epicondylitis Surgery/Tenex FAST Procedure
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Replacement Surgery
  • Olecranon Fracture Surgery
  • Radial Head Fracture Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow – Tenex FAST Surgery
  • Throwing Injury Surgery

The Orthopedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide conservative treatment options for Elbow conditions and injuries.

Treatment Highlights

Tenex Procedure

Tenex Procedure

Tenex procedure is an innovative procedure utilized by Dr. Paul Abeyta to address Tennis Elbow – Elbow Epicondylitis injuries and accelerate the treatment options available to patients.

Procedure Advantages:

  • Removes damaged tissue through a microincision and stimulates healing response. Uses gentle ultrasonic technology

  • Involves no general anesthesia or stitches. Local anesthetic (numbing medicine) only. Twenty minutes or less to perform. No need for physical therapy or additional treatments. Your individual results may vary.

  • Full return to normal activity in 6 weeks or less. Your individual results may vary.

Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic

The Orthopaedic physicians at Peninsula Bone & Joint Clinic provide comprehensive services to all members of the family.
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