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Alpine Physical Therapy
Three Locations
In North, South, and Downtown Missoula
Missoula, MT 59804
Ph: 406-251-2323
Fax: 406-251-2999

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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How is tennis elbow treated?

Treatment of tennis elbow depends on how severe it is and what has already been tried. The doctor may decide to injects a corticosteroid (medication) directly into the area. Some people do well with medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Over-the-counter NSAIDs include ibuprofen and aspirin. Physical therapy is often recommended that the physiotherapist may want the person to wear a splint, minimizing the movement of the forearm. If someone seems prone to tennis elbow, wearing a splint while doing activities that could aggravate tennis elbow may be a good idea.

In conservative treatment doesn't work, surgery may be needed.


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