Tennis Elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that affects the outer side of the elbow. It is often caused by repetitive wrist extension and gripping activities, such as playing tennis, but can develop in individuals who don't play the sport. The condition results from inflammation and strain on the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus (the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow). Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and weakness in the forearm and wrist. Symptoms may last anywhere from a few weeks to many months.
At STRONG., we recommend seeking help through physiotherapy or chiropractic as a first step. Treatments are individualized to your needs and preferences but typical sessions may include exercise or rehabilitation focusing on the elbow and upper limb, relative rest and activity modification, tissue release of tight muscles, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture.
Treatments may include: