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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Specific treatment for tennis elbow will be determined by your adolescent's physician based on:
Most cases of tennis elbow are treatable with rest and pain medication only. However, NSAID pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen should not be taken in the long-term, as these medications can cause the stomach to bleed internally.
Also, orthotic devices, such as straps and braces, may help relieve the stress on your child's arm.
At Boston Children's Hospital, we are now considering the latest in tendon regeneration with the application of Platelet Rich Plasma. This process has been popular in Europe and has been getting a lot of attention in the United States to enhance tissue regeneration in difficult to heel areas such as tendons. There are many healing growth factors normally in our platelets.
This special procedure is performed by Pierre d'Hemecourt, MD under ultrasound guidance.
Preventing tennis elbow
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”