Tennis Elbow

  • Known as “Lateral Epicondylitis”
  • A pathologic condition of the wrist extensor muscles origin on the lateral humeral epicondyle.
  • More prevelant in those over 35 years old
  • Common cause:-tennis elbow
    • Repetitive movement: Flexion-Extension, Pronation-Supination
    • Overuse: Twisting screw driver, lifting heavy luggage with palm down
  • Symptom –
    • Acute symptoms may have pain referred into the forearm and hand
    • Pain at rest
    • Increase pain on grasping, pinching and lifting.
    • Tenderness on lateral condyle


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