Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

What is it?

Tennis Elbow is a condition caused by repetitive overuse of the extensor muscle groups in your arm and forearm. The muscles that we use to grip, twist, and carry things in our hands all attach at our elbow which is why a wrist movement can cause pain up in the elbow. Tennis elbow can happen to anyone . In fact, only 5% of all people with tennis elbow actually play tennis. The majority of cases are seen in men ages 30-50. Tennis elbow can come on gradually or can be from a sudden injury, like pulling on a lawn mower cord too strongly.

How does it feel?

  • pain that radiates into the arm/forearm
  • difficulty with turning/twisting of the wrist
  • difficulty or inability to hold moderate to heavy objects with the affected hand
  • weakness in the arm
  • stiffness in the elbow

Suffering from elbow pain? Call us today to schedule your free pain assessment at 414-858-1361

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