On occasion, a steroid injection can also be performed to decrease inflammation in the tendon and speed the recovery process. Recently, several studies have shown that an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be helpful in treating lateral epicondylitis.
The majority of patients have success with non-surgical treatment. In the rare situation in which the symptoms persist despite adequate conservative treatment, surgery can be performed. During surgery, the degenerative portions of the tendon are excised.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka performs minimally invasive, treatment of Golfer’s Elbow, facilitating your return to pain-free function. This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to less pain and scarring and quicker recovery and return to normal function.