Tennis elbow also known as Lateral Epicondylitis is a type of tendinitis and is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow are overworked. This can be caused by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
Usually most cases of tennis elbow occur in people who don’t play tennis. Those who are repetitively experiencing the types of motions causing strain on the muscles and tendons on the outside past of the elbow can experience pain and inflammation. This can eventually develop into a condition of the elbow known as Lateral Epicondylitis or tennis elbow.
Pain associated with tennis elbow occurs when the tendons of your forearm muscles which attach to the bony bump on the outside of your elbow, known as the lateral epicondylitis, become inflammed. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist. For this reason a medical evaluation by one of our doctors can help you determine your treatment options.