Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Tennis elbow is a common cause of lateral (outside of the elbow) elbow pain, which can also radiate down the forearm. It is aggravated by gripping activities and so is common in people who do a lot of activities where there is a lot of lifting and using the fingers and wrist.
Common activities that can cause this injury:
Common Signs & Symptoms
Common signs and symptoms of this injury:
- Pain on the outside of the elbow
- Pain with gripping activities
- Pain on touching the outside of the elbow
- A weak grip
What should be done following this injury:
- Consult your Doctor or physical therapist
- Use ice or a reusable cold pack to reduce pain and swelling (the recommended time is 10 minutes on with 1 hour off). Never apply ice directly to the skin.
- Use a support to help stabilize the elbow