Epicondylitis


Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

Epicondylitis is an elbow injury that often suffer from people doing jobs that involve repetitive arm movements such as tennis players. Therefore, he is also known as tennis elbow. This condition affects the muscles and tendons located on the outside of the elbow. The clearest symptom is swelling and pain in the area, which can spread to other muscles near the elbow. Usually, the trouble is most noticeable during working hours and after the completion of efforts like picking up objects by hand, which sometimes causes the patient lack of strength in his forearm. The usual treatment includes rest, ice, medication management, stretching, compression or point of pain with an elbow strap.

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