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September 29, 2006
Tennis Elbow Treatment - Steroids Not Best
A new study has found that the best treatment for tennis elbow may not be steroid shots, but simply letting the injury heal on its own. While steroid shots do give immediate relief, they may not be the best option in the long run.
Steroid shots swiftly relieve pain. But they may not provide a permanent fix. Steroid joint injections carry risk for joint damage if done too often, and joint infection. After getting steroid shots, patients may have felt so much better they overdid activity, making re-injury more likely, the researchers note.
Filed under Sports Injuries