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Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

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Treating golfer's elbow in Plano, Frisco, McKinney and AllenWhat is it?

Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) is a painful condition caused by primarily by overuse or degeneration of the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm of the hand. The tendons located around the bony bump on the inside of the elbow, the medical epicondyle become inflamed, causing pain and tenderness to touch. Although this condition is often referred to as Golfer’s Elbow, the condition can occur with any activity that stresses the tendons on the inside or medial part of the elbow. You may have noticed that golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are similar, the main difference being the location of the pain.

Symptoms

Symptoms tend to develop over time and very gradual as this is due to a repetitive trauma or simply aging. In most cases, it will begin slowly and progress to more severe pain and there is usually no one specific cause that starts the symptoms. You may feel tenderness over the outside of the elbow and is often made worse by bending at the wrist.

Treatment

Golfer’s elbow often gets better on its own over time. But, over-the-counter medications for pain as well as resting the affecting joint will help reduce the symptoms. You may need an arm or wrist splint, physical therapy, steroid injections, ice or prescription anti-inflammatory medications to help as well. Some cases may require surgery, but only if the conservative treatments prove to be ineffective.

If you are experiencing Elbow pain, weakness of the Elbow, stiffness of the Elbow or night time Elbow pain, give us a call 972-250-5700 or make an appointment now.

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COVID-19 Update

Updated March 26, 2020

Plano Orthopedic, in unison with the CDC and other governmental agencies is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care while supporting social distancing and protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our patients, employees and their families is our highest priority.

Office Schedule

Our office is open and operating on a limited schedule to provide in-person critical care to our patients. Currently, we are transitioning our non-critical, in-person appointments to a telehealth platform for immediate care or scheduling appointments to a future date.

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Telehealth visits allow a patient to be cared for by our physicians and providers through video and audio technology.  You will then receive a link that you can utilize from either a computer (with video and audio capability), smart devices, or tablet.

Elective Surgeries

In accordance with governmental recommendations, all elective surgical procedures will be postponed until April 22nd. We are in the process of contacting our patients to reschedule for a later date.

Patients with urgent needs, may be scheduled sooner, but only after consultation with their provider. Please anticipate a call from our clinical teams.

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For those patients with urgent needs, we are asking you NOT to present yourself in our office if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Please contact us to reschedule your appointment. We will also be screening all patients upon entry and are asking that patients over age 18 do not bring a visitor with them. Please also wash your hands upon entering and exiting our facility and practice social distancing in the lobby.

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We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to protect our patients and staff. We hope you are confident in Plano Orthopedics as we expand our health and safety measures during this time, while continuing to provide care to our patients.

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