RRMG Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain and irritation around the outside of the elbow.
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What are the symptoms of Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?
The primary symptom is pain around the outside of the elbow. This can often be accompanied by a reduced range of movement and stiffness, particularly first thing in the morning. The pain can often worsen on any movement of the wrist or gripping activities.
What causes Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?
The elbow joint is surrounded by muscles that move your elbow, wrist and fingers. These muscles are connected to the surrounding bones by tendons.
Tennis Elbow is caused by damage to the tendons in the forearm that connect to the bony part on the inside of the elbow. This part is called the lateral epicondyle, hence the clinical name – Lateral Epicondylitis. It is caused by repetitive movements and overuse of the muscles attached to your elbow and used to straighten your wrist.
As the name suggests, Tennis Elbow is caused by playing tennis. However, it can also be caused by any other activities that place repeated stress on the elbow joint, such as decorating or playing the violin.
Dr. KATARINA JANKOVIC
Dr Katarina Jankovic is a Consultant Anaesthetist who, with her highly specialised skillset and incredible passion for treating patients, brings a wealth of expertise to the Pain Management service at the Rogers Regenerative Medical Group
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