donderdag 9 februari 2012
Physical Therapy: Battery Powered Cortisone Patch for Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow, the medical term for which is lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that causes pain and inflammation on the outside of the elbow. The usual treatment recommended by doctors is rest, avoidance of the injury-causing activity, ice packs and medications. Tennis elbow injuries that do not improve in two to three weeks often require additional treatment, such as physical therapy. Treatment might include cortisone, which is an anti-inflammation steroid. A treatment called iontophoresis uses a battery-powered medication delivery system that uses cortisone patches or other medications.