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What is Tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow joint.

It's clinically known as lateral epicondylitis and often happens after overuse or repeated action of the muscles and tendons of the forearm. You may notice pain on the outside of the elbow, which may travel down the forearm when lifting/bending your arm or when twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar.




Why does Tennis elbow occur? Tennis elbow is usually caused by overusing the muscles attached to your elbow and used to straighten your wrist. If the muscles are strained, tiny tears and inflammation can develop near the bony lump (the lateral epicondyle) on the outside of your elbow. As the name suggests, tennis elbow is sometimes caused by playing tennis, but any activity that puts repeated stress on the elbow joint can cause it. Pain that occurs on the inner side of the elbow is known as golfer's elbow.




How do you diagnose Tennis Elbow?

Firstly, we assess the signs and symptoms. An X-ray, Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound, and in some cases an MRI would be required to confirm condition. Our specialists provide a fast diagnosis and easy access to appointments.






Recommended treatments for Tennis Elbow

  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (non invasive and preferred method of treatment)

  • Steroid injections

  • Medication

  • Physiotherapy


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