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Tennis Elbow

Also Known as

  • Lateral epiconylitis or Tennis elbow

What is it?

  • It is inflammation of the lateral epicondyle


  • Most common elbow complaint
  • More commonly affects people between the ages of 30 and 50 years but can occur at any age
  • Most commonly occurs in manual workers and in sports athletes
  • Can also occur with other activites. 


  • Caused by a tear or degeneration of the extensor muscle origin at the lateral epicondyle
  • Most commonly associated with extensor carpi radialis tendon
    • Most commonly occurs as a result of overuse of the forearm muscles (extensor)
    • Can also ocur as a result of a direct blow to the outer aspect of the elbow.


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