Lateral epicondylitis is commonly known as tennis elbow. This is a condition involving the tendons that attach to the bone on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow.
Despite its name, tennis elbow can affect many people regardless if they are an athlete or not. In fact, this condition is most commonly seen in adults ranging in age from 40 to 60.
Any activity that places stress on the tendons can cause tennis elbow. Common activities that cause tennis elbow include:
- Tennis and other racket sports
- Machine work
A sudden or extreme action of force that is applied to the elbow can also injure the tendons which leads to degeneration.
Tennis elbow can cause a great amount of pain in the elbow area when performing the activities listed above. It can also cause pain when doing simple everyday tasks such as lifting, gripping, or grasping. The pain is usually located on the outside of the elbow. The affected area becomes extremely tender and the pain can shoot from the elbow down to the forearm.
Tennis Elbow Treatment
Tennis Elbow treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. One of our expert physicians can create a treatment plan specifically for your level of condition.
- Make sure to modify any activity that causes pain or stress on the tendons.
- Anti-inflammatories may help reduce the pain and reduce swelling.
- Visit your local upper extremity specialists to find the best treatment options for your situation.
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