Elbow Pain

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Lateral Epicondylitis, more commonly referred to as “Tennis Elbow”, is a degeneration and inflammation of the common wrist extensor tendons which attach at the lateral epicondyle, the bony protrusion at the outer aspect of the elbow.  Tennis Elbow is caused by overuse of the muscles that pull the wrist back, and can occur with sporting activities, heavy lifting, or simple tasks such as typing.  Patients generally feel pain and tenderness on the outer part of the elbow with direct pressure or movement of the wrist.

Treatment is dependent on the severity of symptoms and may include rest, bracing, ice, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).