US Pharm. 2011;36(1):6.
Gothenburg, Sweden--Training and ergonomic advice appear to be more effective for treating tennis elbow than anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections and have fewer side effects, according to physiotherapist and scientist Pia Nilsson of the Sahlgrenska Academy. The orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and general practitioners Nilsson surveyed reported that most medication side effects were from these treatments of choice for tennis elbow. Nilsson also based her findings on results from a structured training program for tennis elbow that was designed to build strength in the elbow muscles. Ergonomic advice enables patients to adapt to any difficulties at work and allows many to work with the help of a wrist support.
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