Tennis elbow care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Specialists in sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and orthopedic surgery have vast experience and skill in diagnosing and treating tennis elbow. After you return home, Mayo Clinic health care providers work with your own health care provider on your ongoing care.

Advanced evaluation and prevention strategies

How you move when doing your sport or activity can affect your risk of tennis elbow. Correcting your form helps prevent tennis elbow from coming back. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine staff members use videos of golfers and athletes to make sure that the way you move isn't making your symptoms worse.

Novel, state-of-the-art treatments by nationally recognized experts

Mayo Clinic care providers helped develop a procedure that uses ultrasound given through a needlelike tool that's put into the damaged tendon. By breaking up the damaged tissue, this procedure relieves tennis elbow pain and helps the elbow work better. It can be performed in a provider's office and requires no stitches.

Expertise and rankings

Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists in sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and orthopedic surgery diagnose and treat more than 1,300 people who have symptoms of tennis elbow.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.