Physical Therapy: Specific exercises are helpful for strengthening the muscles of the forearm. Your therapist may also perform ultrasound, ice massage, and stretching techniques to improve muscle and tendon healing.
Brace: Using a brace centered over the back of your forearm may help relieve symptoms
Medications: Anti-inflammatory medications may be used to reduce pain and swelling
Steroid Injections: Steroids, such as cortisone, may be injected to alleviate symptoms
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP): PRP is a biologic treatment that can improve the biologic environment of the tissue. This involves drawing a small amount of blood and centrifuging it. The platelet concentrate is then injected into the affected area.
Surgical treatment: Surgery is indicated if your pain does not respond to other non-operative treatments
In many cases, successful treatment can be reached in a few weeks with a full return to sports and activities. At Town Center Orthopaedic Associates, the physicians and therapists work together to ensure each patient achieves a successful recovery.