“Tennis elbow” is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain. It’s not exclusive to tennis players, so be sure to read about the causes and symptoms here:
Most of the muscles that extend your wrist are attached to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow called the lateral epicondyle. Sometimes, through injury or overuse, the site where these muscles insert can become irritated or inflamed. This condition is called lateral epicondylitis or “tennis elbow.” Activities involving repetitive wrist extension are a common cause of this condition, i.e., tennis, carpentry, knitting or lifting objects with your palm facing down.
Symptoms: The pain from Tennis Elbow often begins as an intermittent or gradual discomfort during activity and progresses so that even simple activities, like holding a coffee cup, become painful. Pain may increase when you straighten your arm, grip a doorknob or shake hands. The pain commonly radiates into the forearm, sometimes to the wrist. The good news is that this pain can often be resolved through proper treatment. Our office treats Tennis Elbow and many other ailments. If you or someone you know are experiencing these symptoms, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.[hs_action id=”1268″]