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Tennis Elbow Affecting Your Day-to-Day Life?  Kennesaw, GA

Tennis Elbow Affecting Your Day-to-Day Life? 

Elbow Pain and Injuries

Despite its name, “Tennis Elbow” is a condition that does not limit itself to affecting only those who play tennis regularly. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common injury that causes pain to radiate up and down the forearm.

Any time there is repeated stress placed upon a single area of the body, damage can occur over time. Many people in the cabinetry, mechanical, and sporting industries find that the repeated strain that they place upon their dominant elbow causes discomfort to develop. Car mechanics, cabinet builders and installers, bowlers, baseball players, and tennis players are constantly applying repeated stress to their dominant elbow. From twisting, to pressing, to lifting – the elbow joint and tendons simply become overused and overworked.

As with all joints, the tendons surrounding the elbow joint are meant to stabilize the elbow and help it function properly. All joints are meant to move in certain ways, and any deviance from their intended movements will cause unwanted strain on the joints. Tennis elbow is caused by gripping with the wrist and twisting in backward movements. With those in a trade that uses power tools, the wrist is repeatedly used to hold a tool (such as a drill); pressure is applied, and the wrist is twisted in order to insert a screw. For those who use this movement and pressure repeatedly, the pressure can cause specific and intense pain to build up over time.

Many new clients come into Medici Medical Arts not understanding the severe pain that they are experiencing in their arm. Tennis elbow is often described as a shooting pain that zaps and twinges up and down the forearm. In severe cases, people have complained that even gripping a toothbrush is unbearable.

As with any type of injury, the first course of action in treating tennis elbow is to rest the entire arm. With the location of the elbow being in the center of the arm, it is difficult to use the arm without using the elbow. Wearing the affected arm in a sling for a few weeks can alleviate the stress that is causing pain. Of course, many people who rely on the function of their elbow for work and a salary cannot simply take off weeks from work. This is understandable when there are bills to pay and mouths to feed! Rest your elbow anytime you can, and apply the following advice:

  • Apply ice for 15 minutes, twice a day, to the elbow.
  • Use an OTC anti-inflammatory medication to offer relief.
  • Wear a wrist or elbow brace to reduce stress on the tendons.

At Medici Medical Arts, we provide comprehensive treatment plans for patients suffering from Tennis Elbow. An accurate diagnosis can go a long way in alleviating your pain, so even if you suspect that you are suffering from tennis elbow, please contact our office for an evaluation. While at-home treatments are often beneficial, more advanced treatments such as steroid injections, physical therapy, and customized devices are necessary for severe cases.

If elbow pain is disrupting your work performance or daily life, contact Medici Medical Arts to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

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This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Medical Arts both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

Christina S.

I am thrilled with the care I have received from Dr. Dosanjh. He has a fabulous staff that is caring and attentive. I had serious back pain that was hindering my quality of life. Now I am on my way to being discharged. I am very thankful for all they did for me. I will not miss the pain I was in but there is no doubt that l will miss them.

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