Board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Francis X. Mendoza, provides patients with successful treatment options for various tennis injuries.
Online PR News – 02-August-2013 – 7/31/2013, New York, NY – New York, NY Tennis is always a fun, simple way to get some exercise. But like any other sport, it carries the risk of bodily harm. A long list of shoulder and elbow injuries may occur at any time for tennis players, the most common being what is called "tennis elbow." Thankfully, orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Francis Mendoza are able to effectively treat these issues.
Tennis injuries most commonly occur in the joints of the arm, i.e. the elbow and shoulder. These injuries are typically caused by the repetitive motions of swinging a racket and the toll it takes on the muscles and tendons. Some of these injuries may include tennis elbow, labral injuries, impingement, and rotator cuff tendonitis. However, injuries can occur due to trauma rather than long-term use, like a torn rotator cuff or separated shoulder.
Treatment for tennis injuries differs depending on the kind of injury, the extent of the damage, and each individual patient. Dr. Mendoza pays special attention to each and every case in order to provide you with the best personalized treatment available. Surgery is only performed when absolutely required, and is carried out with great care and attention to achieve optimal results and effectiveness.
Some injuries, especially repetitive motion injuries, may heal over time with rest, painkillers, and ice. Tennis elbow, for example, can often heal on its own with this course of therapy after two years. For more serious cases of injury that will not properly heal on their own, Dr. Mendoza relies on physical therapy, steroid injections, medication, and other nonsurgical methods of treatment.
If you experience any trauma or begin to feel a consistent pain while playing tennis, you should contact a board certified medical professional like Dr. Mendoza. Going without treatment could further exacerbate your injury, requiring you to undergo more serious treatment. Dr. Mendoza treats a long list of orthopedic injuries, and can help develop a treatment plan to get you back on the tennis court as quickly as possible.
Dr. Mendoza practices in New York, NY. Interested parties are encouraged to find out more at http://www.fxmendozamd.com
About Dr. Mendoza
Dr. Francis Mendoza graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed orthopaedic and shoulder training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He has served as the Director of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, and is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Using his extensive knowledge in shoulder and elbow orthopedics, Dr. Mendoza also teaches residents and practicing orthopaedic surgeons advanced surgical techniques and has been recognized as a top shoulder surgeon by Castle Connolly and by consumer groups. Dr. Mendoza offers expertise and experience in treating various orthopedic injuries and provides patients with top-of-the-line treatment.
Dr. Mendoza can be reached at (212) 628-9600 in New York, NY, and interested parties can also visit his website at http://www.fxmendozamd.com