Conditions

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow and is clinically known as lateral epicondylitis.

This commonly occurs after strenuous activity and overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint. It is the repetition of these actions that can cause tiny tears in the tendons causing inflammation and pain.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain and tenderness along the outer part of the elbow, and sometimes pain extending along the outer part of the arm
  • Stiffness when turning and bending the arm.
  • Weakness or the arm
  • Numbness and/or tingling
  • Difficulty gripping small objects and turning a door handle or opening a jar

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