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Lateral Epicondylitis: a.k.a Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis: a.k.a Tennis Elbow

What is Lateral Epicondylitis? Lateral Epicondylitis also known as “Tennis Elbow” is the most common overuse injury in the elbow. This injury involves partial or complete tears in the extensor tendons of the forearm muscles causing pain on the lateral (outside) elbow on a region known as the lateral epicondyle. Anatomy The elbow joint is made up of three bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the radius and ulna (two bones in the forearm). On the distal end of the…

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