Most people who suffer from tennis elbow don’t play tennis! Tennis elbow can happen to anyone who repeatedly uses their elbow, wrist and hand for their job, sport or hobby.

Tennis Elbow

Description

  • Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a repetitive overuse injury of the muscles that extend the wrist causing scar tissue to lay down and decrease the tendon’s ability to operate at its maximal potential. You don’t have to be a tennis player to develop tennis elbow. Any activity that involves repetitive movement at the elbow or wrist can cause symptoms. Physical therapy is an excellent treatment option.

Symptoms

  • Lateral elbow or forearm pain
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty gripping objects or rotating the wrist
  • Tenderness around the elbow

Treatment

  • At Comprehensive Sports Care your physical therapist will work with you to develop a plan to decrease and remodel the scar tissue, improve your flexibility and strength to allow proper healing and return to your activities.
By Bruce Blaus - Own work