Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
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This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles of the forearm to the elbow. The pain is primarily felt at the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.
What is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?
Tennis Elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is caused by specific repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. The stress placed on the forearm by a tennis backstroke is a common culprit. This stress causes tiny tears to develop in one or more extensor tendons. This results in inflammation and pain. This video explains the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments of Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis).