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Tennis Elbow: A Resource of Medical Evidence & Research

Find A Doctor Or Therapist

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has a "Find-A-Doc" section that helps you to find a sports medicine physician near you. Most of the doctors are primary care trained (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, etc.) with additional specialty training in sports, physical fitness and conditions that affect movement of the body.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has a feature to find an orthopaedist near you. Orthopedic surgeons care for musculoskeletal issues, usually through surgical management. The physicians who specialize in tennis elbow can be found under the specialty societies of American Society for Surgery of the Hand ("Hand" here includes the whole arm including the shoulder) which has a feature to find a hand surgeon, and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, which has a find an elbow/shoulder surgeon feature.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has a feature to find an AOSSM doctor. If you are a tennis player or athlete, this may be helpful. This is a listing of orthopedic surgeons sub-specializing in sports related injuries.

The American Osteopathic Association has a feature on their site where you can locate a Osteopathic physician practicing in specific areas. Osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) are licensed to prescribe medicine and practice in specialty areas, including surgery. DOs add to that an emphasis on treating and diagnosing the patient as a whole person, rather than treating a particular area of the body or just a particular condition. There are also state and regional osteopathic associations that may be helpful in locating a DO.

If you are a tennis player or athlete, the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine has a feature to find a sports medicine D.O.

The American Academy of Family Physicians has guidelines for choosing a family doctor that can be helpful.

The American College of Physicians is the national organization of internal medicine physicians (the physicians that treat adults and adult diseases, and have advanced training for more complex issues). The website also has a description of the sub-specialties of internal medicine.

The American College of Pediatricians provides an overview of pediatric physicians (who care for children through young adulthood).

Find a Therapist:

If you are interested in physical therapy, the American Physical Therapy Association has a find a PT section that will help you find a physical therapist.

Occupational therapists focus on the arms and the upper part of the body and help patients work on adapting through different strategies to live a full life. The American Occupational Therapy Association is the national organization of occupational therapists.