Tennis Elbow | Lateral Epicondylitis

Seeking Advice

Your Family Doctor (GP)

Your Family Doctor will be able to diagnose and help treat your problem. He or she will be able to

  • tell you about your problem
  • advise you of the best treatment methods
  • prescribe you medications
  • and if necessary, refer you to Specialists (Consultants) for further treatment

Your Family Doctor (GP)

Your Family Doctor will be able to diagnose and help treat your problem. He or she will be able to

  • tell you about your problem
  • advise you of the best treatment methods
  • prescribe you medications
  • and if necessary, refer you to Specialists (Consultants) for further treatment

Your family doctor (GP) will be able to start treating you, offer advice and monitor your progress. You family doctor may refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon if your condition does not improve or you may need an operation.

Be prepared for your appointment

It's always a good idea to be well prepared for your appointment with your doctor. Here's some information to help you get ready for your appointment.

Pen and Paper

  • Write down any symptoms you're experiencing, even any that seem to be unrelated may be important.
  • Make a list of all the medications that you are taking, including any vitamins or supplements
    • also write down the medication details, such as
      • medication name
      • dose
      • how often you take it
      • the reason you take it
  • Write down questions to ask your doctor.
    • These may include:
      • What's the most likely cause of my problems?
      • Are they any other possible causes?
      • Do I need any special tests or investigations?
      • What treatments are available, and how do they help?
      • Do I need to change or stop my sporting activities, exercises or what I do at work?
      • Are there any fact sheets or printed information that I can take home with me to read?
      • Are there any reliable websites that I can visit?

17 June, 2010