Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis
More plumbers, painters and carpenters develop this condition than actual tennis players. Regardless, this is a very painful condition resulting from chronically and repetitively overusing the elbow. Read on to learn more.
Causes & Triggers
- Chronic overuse
- Repetitive motion
Signs & Symptoms
- Weakening grip
- Worsening symptoms with forearm activity
Tips & Treatments
- Tennis elbow is usually treated with a regimen of rest, anti-inflammatory medications or steroid injections, bracing and physical therapy.
- While uncommon, surgery may be necessary if symptoms do not resolve within six to twelve months.