• Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area
  • Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area
  • Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area

Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow

Patients suffering elbow problems from tennis or golfers elbow can be treated with prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT).  Recent scientific studies prove that these conditions are degenerative in nature and represent tendinosis. Chronic tendinosis at the elbow that did not respond to steroid injection or physical therapy should be treated with prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT).

Other areas successfully treated in the elbows are triceps tendinosis and strains of annular, radial and ulnar collateral ligaments. Three to four sessions of prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy are usually required.  In persistent cases, Platelet Rich Plasma may be used.

If you are interested in more details, please visit the library section of this web site to research publications on the subject.

Alfredson H, Lorentzon R. (2007)                                                                 Sclerosing polidocanol injections of small vessels to treat the chronic painful tendon. Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem. Apr; 5(2):97-100.

Zhu J, Hu B, Xing C, Li J.
Adv Ther. 2008 Oct;25(10):1031-6.
Ultrasound-guided, minimally invasive, percutaneous needle puncture treatment for tennis elbow.

Connell DA, Ali KE, Ahmad M, Lambert S, Corbett S, Curtis M.
Skeletal Radiol. 2006 Jun;35(6):371-7. Epub 2006 Mar 22.
Ultrasound-guided autologous blood injection for tennis elbow.

Edwards SG, Calandruccio JH.
J Hand Surg [Am]. 2003 Mar;28(2):272-8.
Autologous blood injections for refractory lateral epicondylitis.

Zeisig EC, Fahlström M, Ohberg L, Alfredson H.
Br J Sports Med. 2008 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]
A 2-year sonographic follow-up after intratendinous injection therapy in patients with tennis elbow.

Zeisig E, Fahlström M, Ohberg L, Alfredson H.
Br J Sports Med. 2008 Apr;42(4):267-71. Epub 2008 Jan 23.
Pain relief after intratendinous injections in patients with tennis elbow: results of a randomized study.

Zeisig E, Ohberg L, Alfredson H.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2006 Jul;14(7):659-63. Epub 2006 Mar 23.  Extensor origin vascularity related to pain in patients with Tennis elbow.

Torp-Pedersen TE, Torp-Pedersen ST, Qvistgaard E, Bliddal H.
Am J Sports Med. 2008 Nov;36(11):e2-3;
Br J Sports Med. 2008 Dec;42(12):978-82. Epub 2008 Feb 28.
Effect of glucocorticosteroid injections in tennis elbow verified on color
Doppler ultrasonography: evidence of inflammation.

Meknas K, Odden-Miland A, Mercer JB, Castillejo M, Johansen O. Clin J Sport Med. 2008 May;18(3):248-54. Radiofrequency microtenotomy: a promising method for treatment of recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis.

Scarpone M, Rabago DP, Zgierska A, Arbogast G, Snell E.
The efficacy of prolotherapy for lateral epicondylosis: a pilot study.

Knobloch K, Spies M, Busch KH, Vogt PM.
Br J Sports Med. 2007 Dec;41(12):920-1. Epub 2007 May 11.
Sclerosing therapy and eccentric training in flexor carpi radialis tendinopathy in a tennis player.

McShane JM, Nazarian LN, Harwood MI.J Ultrasound Med. 2006 Oct;25(10):1281-9.
Sonographically guided percutaneous needle tenotomy for treatment of common extensor tendinosis in the elbow.

Mishra A, Pavelko T.
Am J Sports Med. 2006 Nov;34 (11):1774-8. Epub 2006 May 30.
Treatment of chronic elbow tendinosis with buffered platelet-rich plasma.
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