Tennis Elbow :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) is a painful inflammation of the bony bump on the outside of the elbow. That is the attachment site where the tendons of the muscles that extend your wrist and fingers are located. Tennis Elbow is caused by overuse and is associated with activities such as racquet sports (tennis, racquet ball), golf, etc. Symptoms of tennis elbow are pain and/or swelling on the outside of the elbow that travels down the entire forearm with wrist movement. It is often painful to lift objects or attempt to shake hands with someone. The initial treatment includes activity modification, Rest, Ice for 15-20 minutes at a time, Compression, and Elevation. If you are uncertain about the nature of your condition or your condition does not improve with conservative treatment please contact your primary care provider or for more specialized care contact Children’s Sports Medicine.

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