Tennis Elbow

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Tennis elbow facts

  • Tennis elbow is tendinitis of the outer elbow.
  • Strain of an elbow tendon causes tennis elbow.
  • Risks of tennis elbow include activities that can strain the elbow.
  • Tennis elbow symptoms include dull pain and tenderness at the outer elbow often with a sensation of weakness and stiffness.
  • A physician uses a patient's history and physical examination to diagnose tennis elbow.
  • The standard treatment for tennis elbow involves measures to reduce the local inflammation.
  • The prognosis for tennis elbow is excellent.
  • It's possible to prevent tennis elbow by avoiding activities that strain the elbow.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2014

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Tennis Elbow Treatment and Prevention

Tennis elbow is usually easily diagnosed by a physical examination. Up to 90% of cases can be remedied by nonsurgical treatments, and symptoms usually diminish within four to six weeks with appropriate treatment.

Treatment goals include pain relief and prevention of symptom recurrence.


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