This term is used to describe an inflammatory condition, usually on the lateral (outer) aspect of the elbow. It is a tendinitis of the forearm extensor muscles and is typically the result of an overuse syndrome. However, this syndrome is not solely the result of overtraining or sports. It is common to professions or activities where wrist extension is a major part of the activity, i.e. handwriting, use of a screwdriver, wringing laundry and anything that demands a good amount of gripping and movement.
It usually has a gradual onset and by the time most people seek help, it is usually chronic or becoming chronic, even if the pain has been short-term.
The following procedures are used to diagnose tennis elbow:
The following therapies are used to treat tennis elbow: