The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and allow the tendon in the elbow to heal.
• Treatment usually starts with rest, using ice and anti-inflammatory medicines, and trying a physical therapy and exercise program. Many people get better using these treatments.
• Some people get cortisone shots. These are shots of steroid medicine into the painful area to reduce swelling. Cortisone shots often work well to relieve pain.
• If other treatments don’t work and you are not getting better, surgery might be an option.
Golfer’s elbow can be prevented.
• Take time to stretch the muscles in your forearm before and after your activity.
• Be sure not to overuse your elbow.
• If you have pain or swelling in your elbow after an activity, ice the elbow, rest it, and try not to use it until the pain is gone.