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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Tennis Elbow Doctor

I am a firm believer in a trial of conservative (non-operative) care prior to proceeding with a surgical procedure. Non-surgical treatment is very successful in most cases of Tennis Elbow. If these methods are not helpful, then surgical options are considered.

After this patient has surgery for Tennis Elbow, she said "Dr. Cohen is the best doctor I have ever been to ... he makes you feel like you are his only patient ..." Read 100's of testimonials.

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Dr. Cohen is well versed in non-operative and surgical care of Tennis Elbow. Click on each category below for more information. Feel free to contact us to be seen by Dr. Cohen. We are easily accessible to patients off the 101 freeway in Westlake Village.

Just about everyone has heard the phrase "tennis elbow", but the medical term for this condition is lateral epicondylitis – and it's not just for tennis players. In fact, the majority of people with this have never played tennis. It is a repetitive motion injury to the tendons that connect the muscles in the forearm to the elbow. It can be very painful. It results from overuse of the elbow. This can happen to a lot of people besides tennis players: painters, plumbers, butchers – even excessive computer mouse use can lead to a case of tennis elbow!

The most prominent symptom is pain at the outside of the elbow. There may also be pain or burning in the muscles of the forearm, and it may be difficult to lift or grip.

Not all tennis elbow problems require surgery. The majority of Dr. Cohen's patients are managed with a course of splinting, therapy, injections and medications. Non-surgical treatment is very successful in most cases of Tennis Elbow. If these methods are not helpful, then surgical options are considered.

Read and listen (audio quotes), to what just a few of Dr. Cohen’s patients have said:

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Paul Valdez belongs to the Ironworkers Union, Local 433. He had both Epicondylitis (tennis elbow), and a carpal tunnel condition. Dr. Cohen performed surgery for both and in less than 2 months, Paul was back on the job! Listen to him talk about his experience:


After having surgery for tennis elbow, she feels Dr. Cohen is the best doctor she has ever visited. She has no pain and has returned to full duty. Dr. Cohen always makes her feel like his only patient and she highly recommends him to anyone. Hear more about her experience below:


Listen to Diane describe her success with open lateral epicondylar surgery by Dr. Glenn D. Cohen. Here she is 10 days after surgery. Dr. Cohen uses an open technique.


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