Proffered as THE quick fix cure for Tennis Elbow, research suggests Cortisone injections are highly effective for treating elbow tendon pain – But only in the short term! – In the long term it's all bad news, unfortunately. Learn why these shots should be avoided at all costs.
Market research / data-gathering firms giddily announce that Billions of dollars are being spent on elbow injuries, (Tennis Elbow / ‘Lateral Epicondylitis’ in particular) globally, every single year! And it’s on the rise in both prevalence (more injuries) and treatment costs – projected to reach 10 BILLION dollars annually by 2022! (How much of that is spent on “symptom chasing” as opposed to truly treating the underlying injury?)
Could Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy be an effective, new Tennis Elbow treatment - A breakthrough, even? - Or is it actually an expensive, unproven fad, driven by rock star-athlete publicity and questionable medical studies?