I have had a clean from my tennis elbow about a year ago now and it seemed to have worked only for a very short time. In the meantime I have had several shots of cortisone injenctions as well which didnt do the trick either. However, I was pain free for almost a year until a few months ago - my doc wants me to have a surgical repair of the tendon but I am a bit sceptical. I am in alot of pain especially at night when I can hardly move my elbow. Should I have this operation which could be a 6 week long term recovery or does any one know other treatsments that could be effective? Please help as I dont want to be out of action for so long......thanks Sue.