Diagnosing & Treating Tennis Elbow Online

Tennis elbow occurs after overuse and inflammation of the tendon that runs between the elbow and forearm. Playing tennis is just one of many possible activities that could lead to tennis elbow. Other racket sports, painting, carpentry, cooking, and playing certain types of musical instruments can also result in tennis elbow. The condition most often affects people aged 30 to 50.

A less common cause of tennis elbow is trauma from a force to the elbow, which could result in inflammation of the tendon. In some cases, tennis elbow may make it difficult to grip or lift things. If left untreated, tennis elbow may become a chronic injury.

During a video consult on TelaCare your doctor will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine if your symptoms point to tennis elbow. Then your provider will proceed to determine the best treatment plan for you. Your provider may recommend in-person examination by a specialist if this is needed. Your treatment plan is based on the duration and severity of your symptoms and your medical history.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for tennis elbow is different depending on the severity.

Options for treatment of tennis elbow may include:

  • Rest or activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Brace
  • Injections
  • Surgery

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See below for answers to some of our most common questions. You can also call us anytime 24 hours a day at 1-800-317-0280 to speak to a medical professional about your symptoms or conditions.



 How effective is telemedicine in helping me manage my chronic conditions?

Many studies have shown that being able to access care online greatly increases your ability to manage your condition. The ease of access to specialists – particularly in remote areas – means patients have greater opportunities to discuss their conditions on a regular and more frequent basis. Also, the ability to speak with a physician or specialist more frequently helps you to stick with your care plan and to get a better understanding of your condition.


 Does TelaCare offer refunds?

No, All sales are final, and no refunds will be offered or accepted on services purchased from TelaCare. As we are a medical benefits company like any other benefit, once you accept our terms and conditions, you have purchased our services and accept this refund policy as a whole. Services can be canceled in the system at your discretion under account settings if your account is completed. Your satisfaction with your purchase is essential to us. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please contact us at support@telacare.com


 Can I get a prescription online?

Yes, in general you can get a prescription online. There is support for this nationwide, however there are several exceptions. 


 Can I see a doctor online if I am traveling or in another state?

Yes, just make sure to select the state you’re in under My Location and you’ll only see doctors licensed to treat you in that state. When using the app, you can choose to update your current state based on mobile geolocation, making it faster to find a doctor, whether you are home or on the go.

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