Tennis elbow care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Specialists in sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and orthopedic surgery have extensive experience and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of tennis elbow. After you return home, Mayo Clinic physicians coordinate ongoing care with your family doctor.

Advanced evaluation and prevention strategies

The technique you use when performing your sport or activity can have a major impact on whether you are at risk of tennis elbow, and correction of suboptimal technique is critical in preventing recurrence. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine staff members use video analysis to evaluate golfers and athletes who use overhead movements to make sure technique flaws are not contributing to symptoms.

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

Mayo Clinic doctors helped develop a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound delivered via a needle-like instrument inserted into the damaged tendon. This procedure breaks up the damaged tissue — which can restore function and relieve tennis elbow pain. It can be performed in a doctor'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 a thousand people experiencing the signs and symptoms of tennis elbow.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been recognized as one of the top Rehabilitation hospitals 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.