Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Lateral Epicondylitis
Lateral epicondylitis is one of the most commonly treated conditions in a primary care sports medicine clinic. Patient’s typically complain of lateral elbow pain that is worse with activity. Certain activities like holding a jug of milk or turning over their hand are likely to worsen the pain. Fortunately, we have multiple treatment modalities to offer them. First line typically includes a period of activity modification and physical therapy with focus on eccentric strengthening the cornerstone of treatment and prevention. Physicians may also offer palpation guided lateral epicondyle injections to patients with acute lateral epicondylitis. Patients tend to have immediate relief with corticosteroid injections but the injection lacks long term benefit.
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