For treatment of a tennis or golfer elbow, the following therapy forms are available:
Deep oscillation in sports medicine
Electrotherapy is used in the subacute stage with the objective of pain reduction and functional improvement. Electrotherapy is provided for in the AWMF guideline as a therapy option for epicondylitis radialis humeri in the context of the physical therapies.
The study data base suggests positive effects of therapeutic ultrasound on insertion tendinopathies and tendon injuries in the subacute stage. Adjuvant application in complex treatment is indicated, in particular also for pain reduction.
Adjuvant application of deep oscillation in the context of complex treatment is done with the aims of pain-reducing, anti-inflammatory as well as atrophy-preventing and proprioception-preserving effects.
Radial shockwave therapy has a successful effect on pain and function in lateral epicondylitis, especially if this has lasted already for six months and other treatment options have yielded no results.