Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Upper Extremity Surgery – Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Lateral Epicondylitis is an overuse injury that occurs from performing repetitive motion with the forearm and arm muscles, often associated with Tennis players. The tendons that connect the forearm muscles on the outside of the muscle become inflamed.

Symptoms

  • Pain on outside of elbow
  • Gripping and lifting objects becomes difficult
  • Sometimes radiating pain down arm

Treatment

  • Resting the elbow joint
  • R.I.C.E. method
  • Wrapping the forearm right below the elbow joint
  • Anti-inflammatory medication if necessary