What Is the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tennis Elbow?

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In many cases, your medical history and the physical exam provide enough information for your doctor to make a diagnosis of tennis elbow. But if your doctor suspects that something else may be causing your symptoms, he or she may suggest X-rays or other types of imaging tests. Tennis elbow can usually be treated with medications, therapy, and other procedures: Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin. Therapy. Eccentric exercises, which involve lowering your wrist very slowly after raising it, are particularly helpful. A forearm strap or brace may reduce stress on the injured tissue. Injections. Your doctor might suggest injecting platelet-rich plasma, Botox or some form of irritant  into the painful tendon. Ultrasonic tenotomy (TENEX procedure). In this procedure, under ultrasound guidance, a doctor inserts a special needle through your skin and into the damaged portion of the tendon. Surgery. If your symptoms haven't improved after six to 12 months of extensive non-operative treatment, you may be a candidate for surgery to remove damaged tissue.
I was diagnosed with tennis elbow. Had to stay in hospital for 3 days. They gave me some very heavy antibiotics. Something doesn't feel right. I was told that they. Might if not been honest with me. Can you olease answer my question. On what conditions is heavy antibiotics a requirement for tennis elbow?
With the information you provided, it sounds to me that the possibility of infectious arthritis or something else is not excluded by your doctors. In other words, probably your doctors could not determine conclusively if the elbow pain is due to tennis elbow. So they empirically gave you the heavy antibiotics. You can relax, and take the meds as advised.
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