Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Condition

Treatment for tennis elbow uses safe osteopathic techniques to address tendon inflammation and damage on the outside of the elbow that creates tenderness, pain, reduced function, and loss of mobility.


Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Treatment in New York City

Tennis elbow treatment includes osteopathic manipulation and other therapies that alleviate inflammation on the outside of the elbow, reducing pain, loss of mobility, and tenderness.

What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a painful condition in which the tendons connecting your bones to your forearm muscles become weakened due to overuse and repetitious movements. Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis, this condition results in inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow. As a result, it should not be confused with golfer’s elbow, which impacts the other side of the elbow. The inflammation and other damage to those forearm muscles and tendons results in tenderness along the outside elbow, as well as pain.

Though the condition is a relatively common affliction for tennis players, those cases make up only about five percent of all tennis elbow diagnoses. Most cases are the result of using hand tools, painting, and other repetitious activities. Most of these injuries are considered mild and will typically resolve themselves with adequate rest and pain management. However, when tendons have small tears as is common with this condition, patients may experience ongoing pain for some time. The good news is that osteopathic care can be an effective way to manage pain and expedite the healing process.

What Causes this Condition?

There can be many causes contributing to this elbow condition. The most common factors include:

  • Tennis and other racket sports that place repetitious stress on the muscles and tendons in the forearms.
  • Assembly line work, where the hands and forearms are involved in repeating the same motions over and over.
  • Painting and playing of certain types of musical instruments
  • Using chainsaws
  • Carpentry and woodworking
  • Automobile repair, bodywork, etc.
  • Injuries, such as a sudden direct impact to the elbow.

What Are the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?

Like other elbow, hand and wrist conditions, the symptoms of tennis elbow can be extremely uncomfortable and disruptive to daily activities. Those symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the area where the forearm tendons meet the outside of your elbow.
  • Pain that spreads to the forearm, wrist, and palm.
  • Weakness in the forearm, hand, and fingers.
  • Increased pain when you are trying to grip objects or shake hands.
  • Weakness that makes it difficult to hold a glass or turn a key or doorknob.

Patients who experience this condition should seek treatment as soon as possible. Left untreated, the injury can result in progressive damage to the affected area, loss of mobility and range of motion, and chronic pain.

How We Can Help

Osteopathic care can be an effective way to help you recover from this painful condition. Leonid Tafler, D.O. has extensive experience treating tennis elbow and the full range of elbow, hand and wrist conditions, with safe, gentle osteopathic techniques, lifestyle plans, physical therapy, and education to help you lead a more pain-free life.


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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us today. We will schedule an appointment for an examination and diagnosis, and Dr. Tafler will then work with you to create the holistic treatment plan you need to reduce pain, restore lost function, and regain your quality of life.

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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


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Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

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