Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is caused by inflammation to a tendon in the elbow joint. It is also called lateral epicondylitis.

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain traveling from the outside of your elbow down your forearm
  • Difficulty or increased pain shaking a hand, turning a door knob or jar lid, holding a cup

Treatment of Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is often caused by racquet sports, but can be caused by other activities, such as painting, carpentry, plumbers, butchers, cooking that stress the elbow in a similar way. It is considered an overuse injury. Common treatment modalities, include rest, activity modification, physical therapy, and medications. In more severe cases or when conservative treatment is not working, a joint injection or surgery may be necessary. We will evaluate your symptoms and help determine a course of action to help you feel better.