Tennis Elbow Classroom

A contrarian Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow resource, to help you sort through the myths and misconceptions around this frustrating, painful tendon curse. Brought to you by Allen Willette, 'Tennis Elbow Tutor' - Creator of the original self-help Internet video program: Tennis Elbow Classroom... Break Your Vicious Cycle!
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Jul 20, 2016

Corticosteroid Injections: Powerful Medicine - But At What cost?

In the treatment of Tennis Elbow, the Cortisone shot is the go-to quick fix, often instantly erasing pain, almost like magic – But at what cost?

Do Corticosteroid injections offer any tangible, lasting benefits to the healing process of your Tennis Elbow?

Or is Cortisone a damaging mistake – little more than a deceptive mirage lulling you into a false sense of well being – until the illusion dissolves with your next relapse?

Here are the key points you need to know if you’re considering getting an injection or if you’ve already had one or more:

  • Cortisone shots are NOT an effective treatment for Tennis Elbow: They certainly don’t help your tendons heal (they only mask your symptoms),
  • Not only are they ineffective they can have the opposite effect; actually damaging your tendons –  delaying your recovery by months or even years, (among other serious risks),
  • Medical researchers have known about the damaging effects of Corticosteriods for decades, yet despite this fact, Doctors continue to give these damaging shots – often without informing you of the full risk involved.


For the full story, listen to the podcast and read the full article at Tennis Elbow Classroom:

Here's my detailed article with video on Cortisone Shots and Tennis Elbow