Tennis Elbow Specialist Singapore

Dr. Bryan Tan

MBBS (Singapore)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS Ed (Orth)

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is the inflammation and swelling of tendon tissues (tendonitis) that attach the muscles on the back of the forearm to the elbow, at the end of the outer aspect of the elbow. It is vital to understand your symptoms and seek medical treatment as soon as possible, as early diagnosis and management can reduce the complications of tennis elbow.

Dr. Bryan Tan

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports have always played a big part in Dr Bryan’s life. His interest in sports and varied sporting activities give him a deep understanding of sports injuries and the mindset of an athlete.
The condition often develops gradually over time and is difficult to detect. This painful condition affects 2-5% of the general population.

Dr Bryan Tan is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, based in Singapore. He completed 2 fellowships in Orthopaedic Sports, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Sydney, Australia and Nice, France. Prior to private practice, Dr Bryan was a consultant in the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore. He is currently still a visiting consultant at NUH where he actively teaches medical students and young orthopaedic surgical trainees. In addition, he travels to regional countries to teach advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques.

    • MBBS(Singapore)

    • MMed (Ortho)

    • FRCS Ed(Orth)

Dr. Bryan has a special interest in keyhole surgery and performs most of his surgeries using advanced, modern keyhole surgical techniques. He regularly visits fellow surgeons from other countries to ensure his skills and knowledge are cutting edge.

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What Is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is the inflammation and swelling of tendon tissues (tendonitis) that attach the muscles on the back of the forearm to the elbow, at the end of the outer aspect of the elbow.

Despite its name, tennis elbow does not only affect individuals who play tennis. This condition can develop in anyone who regularly performs repetitive gripping or twisting activities of the forearm.

What Are the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?

Common symptoms of tennis elbow include:

  • Aching or burning pain on the outer part of your elbow
  • Tenderness of the outer part of the elbow
  • Weak grip strength
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How Is Tennis Elbow Treated?

Non-Surgical Treatment

Common treatment methods include:

  • Rest. Avoiding excessive arm movements can allow the elbow joints to heal and prevent further damage.
  • Ice compression
  • Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers can help to alleviate inflammation and swelling
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)

Surgical Treatment

If non-surgical treatment options fail to alleviate pain, surgery may be recommended to remove the damaged tissues. In cases where there is a tear of the tendon, the tear can also be repaired, eliminating pain and restoring strength.

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How Is Tennis Elbow Diagnosed?

The initial diagnosis of tennis elbow may consist of a review of your medical and exercise history, as well as a physical examination to check for pain or tenderness.

Further imaging tests such as an X-ray or MRI scan may be required to eliminate other possible injuries.

What Causes Tennis Elbow?

  • Tennis elbow is primarily caused by overuse of the forearm muscles. This may place excessive stress on the muscles, resulting in microscopic tears in the tendon tissue that attach the forearm muscles to the outside of your elbow.
What’s the first step?

Embark on Your Road to Recovery With Dr Bryan Tan

step 1

Book An Appointment
With Dr. Bryan

Our friendly clinic staff will assist you with your registration, ensuring an efficient and hassle-free process for you. Fill up this form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryan.

step 2

Initial Consultation & Diagnosis of your Condition

During your consultation, Dr. Bryan will evaluate your medical history and the pain you are experiencing. You may also ask Dr. Bryan any questions you may have about your condition.

step 3

Treatment & Follow Up Visits With Dr. Bryan

After your consultation with Dr. Bryan, our friendly clinic staff will assist you with your follow-up appointment, and provide you with instructions/information for any prescribed treatment plans from Dr. Bryan.

   

Frequently Asked
Questions

Is tennis elbow serious? When should I visit a doctor?

While tennis elbow is generally not serious , it can still bring significant pain and discomfort.

You should seek proper medical treatment if your symptoms persist for an extended period of time or if they impede your daily activities.

How to prevent tennis elbow?

  • Warm up and stretch your forearm and elbow before exercising
  • Schedule interval rests between any exercises or sports
  • Stop any activity that causes pain immediately
  • Avoid overuse and repetitive motions
  • Adopt proper form and training techniques when playing sports or working out

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    Orthosports@Novena

    38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-41
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    Orthosports@Connexion

    1 Farrer Park Station Road,
    #15-17 Connexion
    Singapore 217562