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.