Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is one of the most common and painful elbow conditions. Tennis elbow is caused by overuse of the elbow joint. Tennis elbow is caused by inflammation of the tendons that are attached to the forearm muscles of the elbow. Usually, the tendons of the forearm muscles become damaged due to overuse. 

Tennis Elbow Risk Factors:

These are some of the risk factors for tennis elbow

  • Repetative motion such as painting, using plumbing tools and cooking
  • Racket sports
  • Occupation such as painters, plumbers, carpenters, cooks and butchers

Tennis Elbow Symptoms:

These are some of the symptoms of tennis elbow

  • Weakness of hand grip strength
  • Burning sensation and/ or pain over the outer part of the elbow joint
  • Pain may radiate from the elbow to forearm and hand when twisting or holding objects
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