Lateral epicondylitis is caused by inflammation of the tendons attached to the outside of the elbow. Typically this inflammation occurs from repetitive motion, such as hitting a tennis ball. The symptoms of tennis elbow include pain, and deep aching on the outside of the elbow that travels to the forearm and possibly the hand. The pain is greatest when gripping objects.
The OssaTron is a non-invassive prodecure that requires one 20 minute treatment. In a recent study of the device, 225 patients received the treatment and 90 percent reported an improvement of symptoms. 64 percent rated their outcomes as good or excellent. While mild or newly diagnosed cases of tennis elbow often get better after several weeks of conservative treatment including rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication, some physicians believe that the treatments provide an option to surgery for their patients with moderate to severe tennis elbow.