Epicondylitis in Atlanta, GA

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What is Epicondylitis?

Epicondylitis is a condition that causes damage to tendons in the elbow due to repetitive movements over time. Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are two types of epicondylitis that can occur in individuals who participate in either sport or other common arm motions repeatedly. If left untreated, epicondylitis can lead to significant pain and weakness in the hand and arm, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks. Thankfully, Dr. Christopher Williams in Atlanta, GA offers various treatment options to help alleviate the symptoms of both golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow, allowing you to live more comfortably and return to the activities you enjoy. Learn more about epicondylitis by contacting Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Williams.

What are Symptoms of Epicondylitis?

While the most prevalent symptoms of epicondylitis include weakness and pain in the hands and arms, other common side effects may include:

  • Difficulty gripping objects
  • Tenderness on and around the elbow area
  • Difficulty lifting heavy objects or raising your arm above your head
  • Inability to perform simple, everyday tasks

When epicondylitis begins to affect your day-to-day lifestyle, it may be time to seek out medical attention from a professional, such as Dr. Williams. In order to properly diagnose the condition, he will conduct a series of physical and imaging tests, such as x-rays and an MRI, to rule out any other conditions.

What Causes Epicondylitis?

The main cause of epicondylitis is repetitive movement, such as playing golf or tennis. Continuous motions can place an increased amount of stress on the tendons, which could lead to small tears in the tissue. Additionally, certain individuals who complete repetitive tasks for their occupation can be at a higher risk of getting epicondylitis. During your comprehensive consultation at our Atlanta, GA facility, Dr. Williams will be able to determine if you are suffering from epicondylitis or a different condition, such as tendinitis, since the two may have similar symptoms.

What are Treatment Options for epicondylitis?

Several treatment options are available for treating epicondylitis and its associated symptoms. After performing the proper diagnostic testing, Dr. Williams will create a treatment plan specifically for you and your needs. Depending on the extent and severity of the condition, Dr. Williams may initially recommend physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medication. For more extensive cases of epicondylitis, prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, or a TENEX ultrasound procedure can be more beneficial to treating your symptoms. Prior to recommending any form of treatment, Dr. Williams will let you know what you can expect and talk with you about any need for follow-up procedures in order to maintain results.

Curious how to Regain your Mobility?

Epicondylitis can be a painful condition that keeps you from enjoying your life and the activities you love. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Christopher Williams will formulate a treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms. Contact our Atlanta, GA facility to schedule an initial consultation and get one step closer to pain relief.

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