Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

TENNIS ELBOW (lateral epicondylitis)

Repeated forced extension and flexion of the forearm can lead to damage of some of the tendons and muscles at the lower part of the elbow. This condition which is commonly referred to as tennis elbow, causes increasing pain at the lower elbow area (see diagram) with forceful activation of the forearm.


This condition is diagnosed with a proper history and physical examination, and when properly recognized can be treated with a combination of steroid injections, rest and musculature reinforcement.

However, in a minority of cases, occasionally, the process is either too evolved, or if conservative treatment is not enough, then surgery may be necessary to in order to fix the issue. Once, again they to treatment here is to treat this problem EARLY: thus significantly decreasing you chances of requiring surgery.


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