Tennis Elbow Injury (Epicondolitis)

The tennis elbow injury is not only seen in tennis players, as indicated by its other names shooter's elbow and archer's elbow. In fact, the correct name is Lateral epicondylitis, which describes the injury occurring in the lateral side of the elbow, specifically where the common extensor tendon originates from the lateral epicondyle.

Exactly what causes tennis elbow is unknown, but it is thought to be due to small tears in the tendon. This is not to be confused with golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), which is a similar inflammatory condition of the elbow.


Depending on the severity and impact of the injury on sporting performance, there are a range of treatments that are currently given.

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