What's tennis elbow?
Updated: Jul 8
Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is possibly the pain and irritation felt on the outside of the elbow.
1 - 3% of the population experience tennis elbow each year
Only 10% are tennis players
What are the symptoms?
Pain on gripping objects such as turning a door knob or wringing a sponge
Weakness in grip strength
Worsens with activity
Improves with rest
How is it treated?
Conservative therapy is recommended as a first line of treatment. At Motion Therapy & Rehabilitation, Dr. Michael Cocozziello will perform a clinical examination to rule out other causes of your elbow pain and formulate a treatment plan which can include but is not limited to soft tissue work, dry needling, active stretches and specific rehabilitative exercise.
Majority of patients recover with in the first year of onset.
(Ref: StatPearls, March 15, 2020. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)