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Perhaps you love playing tennis for hours on end. Coupled with training and matches, playing tennis can lead to an excessive amount of high-impact, shoulder-centric activity, leaving you open to a shoulder sports injury.
At Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, we specialize in treating tennis shoulder pain. Our offices are conveniently located in Atlanta and Marietta, GA. We understand how much tennis means to you and want to help you enjoy the game that you love for many years to come.
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, then reviewing the symptoms of tennis shoulder and seeking treatment can make all the difference. Be sure to contact our experts today for more information.
Knowing and detecting the symptoms of tennis shoulder early on can prove to be vital in preventing further injury. You can find a few of these symptoms below. If you have tennis shoulder, you may experience:
In some advanced cases, you may notice that your strength, motion, and/or ability to perform tasks that require precision is reduced.
If you fail to recognize the symptoms early on and maintain your routine of high-impact shoulder activity, there is a very high possibility that you may cause even more damage to your shoulder. Advanced damage will require a more complicated treatment.
You use your shoulder every time you hit a tennis ball. This can cause high amounts of stress and strain on your shoulder, leaving you susceptible to injury. Some of the most common tennis shoulder injuries are as follows:
Prevention is crucial and can make all the difference in being able to continue playing or coaching the sport that you love. Tennis shoulder can be prevented by:
Tennis shoulder can be treated non-surgically and surgically. Your specialist will tailor a specific treatment plan for you depending on the severity of your injury.
Non-surgical treatment options include:
At Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow, we aim to help you recover using these non-invasive treatments as much as possible. However, in cases where all the non-invasive treatments have been exhausted and are no longer effective, your physician may recommend arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is a minimally-invasive surgery that only requires small incisions and has helped many in their recovery. After surgery, it will take time to heal. The recovery process is very important and will impact how you use your shoulder in the future.
Admittedly, having tennis shoulder pain can be discouraging. Although you may be tempted to push through the pain, please don’t. Every hit can cause more damage.
Let our highly trained specialists at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow help you play the sport that you love again — pain-free! Come by our offices in Atlanta or Marietta, GA today!