By definition – Tennis Elbow occurs due to chronic inflammation of the tendons of the elbow caused by overuse of the muscles of the forearm. Other names for the condition include lateral epicondylitis, extensor tendonitis, and extensor tendonosis. Tennis Elbow is the common name, however, inflammation of the tendons of the elbow can occur with or without engaging in a strenuous (or even an easy) game of tennis. While many athletes such as Venus Williams sustain elbow pain and have reportedly taken time off from the sport to heal from their injuries, the good news is there are treatments available that are effective and much safer than combatting the pain with prescription medications. At Acute Pain Therapies we offer Platelet Rich Plasma, known as PRP to treat Tennis Elbow and similar problems that fall into that pain category.