Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.

 

Lateral epicondylitis (also called tennis elbow) is an inflammation of the tendons attaching to the outside of the elbow. These tendons attach to the muscles involved in extending the wrist and fingers.

 

Lateral epicondylitis is an overuse injury caused by excessive use of the muscles involved in extending the wrist and fingers (as in a tennis backhand). As a large muscle mass (the forearm extensor musculature) attaches to one small point on the elbow, this area is easily inflamed.

 

  • Forearm range of motion
  • Forearm flexibility
  • Forearm strength