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Anyone can get tennis elbow

Thursday, October 12, 2017

By: Jeff Ash



 

Tennis players aren’t the only ones who get tennis elbow.

 

It’s fairly common, especially among those who heavily use their wrist and forearms, says Dr. Brian J. Klika, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic.

 

“Tennis elbow is an overuse injury that affects some of the tendons or other aspects of the elbow. Patients usually complain of severe and intense pain affecting that area. It’s usually associated with a gripping or a grasping type of activity,” Klika says.

 

Tennis elbow is most often treated effectively with conservative methods that include the use of a brace or splint, anti-inflammatory injections or therapy.

 

“It’s important to be evaluated earlier because it’s often easier to treat in earlier stages,” Klika says.

 

Surgical options, if necessary, include the standard open procedure or a newer, minimally invasive technique that uses local anesthetic only.

 

Klika discussed tennis elbow with Katie Phernetton on a segment of “Good Day Wisconsin” on WLUK-TV in Green Bay.

 

Dr. Brian J. Klika sees patients in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Kaukauna. To request an appointment, call 877-884-8796 in Green Bay and Kaukauna, 920-682-6376 in Manitowoc, or do so online.

 

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