Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) (cont.)

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What is the outlook (prognosis) for tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow most often has a complete recovery with conservative measures, particularly by resting the joint and avoiding reinjury.

Is it possible to prevent tennis elbow?

Avoiding strain injury of the elbow joint can prevent tennis elbow. Tennis players can benefit by proper instruction in hitting techniques. Tennis elbow straps can be used to minimize the risk of injury to the elbow tendons.

Exercises that strengthen the involved muscles can be helpful to avoid a reoccurrence once symptoms have disappeared.

REFERENCE:

Klippel, J.H., et al. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. New York: Springer, 2008.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2014

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