Choosing the best doctor for Golfer's Elbow in New York and Brooklyn
Choosing the best doctor for Golfer’s Elbow in New York and Brooklyn is a significant decision. Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) can be a difficult and chronic problem that impacts active individuals. Dr. Cagle has extensive experience treating Golfer’s Elbow, and he utilizes the most cutting edge minimally invasive techniques and technologies.
WHAT IS GOLFER’S ELBOW (MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS)?
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) represents a spectrum of injuries to the tendons that attach on the inside of the elbow. These tendons could be inflamed or even partially torn.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE GOLFER’S ELBOW (MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS)?
Golfer’s Elbow typically presents with pain over the inside of the elbow. The pain may occur with use of the elbow, wrist or hand.
HOW IS GOLFER’S ELBOW (MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS) DIAGNOSED?
Golfer’s Elbow is diagnosed by a combination of history, symptoms, a physical examination and sometimes an MRI.
HOW IS GOLFER’S ELBOW (MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS) TREATED?
Golfer’s Elbow is typically treated without surgery. Early treatment includes bracing, anti-inflammatory medications, anti-inflammatory injections and physical therapy. In addition, PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections may be utilized.
HOW IS THE SURGERY PERFORMED?
Although surgery is rarely needed, a small percentage of people with Golfer’s Elbow undergo a repair of the tendon. This is performed through a small minimally invasive surgical technique to limit pain and scaring.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
Recovery occurs in stages after a Golfer’s Elbow repair. Dr. Cagle personalizes the time frame for recovery to each situation. A sling may be needed for 1-3 weeks, and then patients usually undergo a progressive course of physical therapy.