Tennis Elbow in Vancouver (lateral epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. It is a condition that is commonly associated with playing tennis and other racquet sports, though the injury can happen to almost anybody. The condition is more formally known as lateral epicondylitis ("inflammation to the outside elbow bone"), a misnomer as histologic studies have shown no inflamatory process. More accurate diagnostic terms are lateral epicondylosis, or simply lateral elbow pain. The symptoms of Tennis elbow are the following:

  • Pain on the outer part of elbow (lateral epicondyle).
  • Point tenderness over the lateral epicondyle – a prominent part of the bone on the outside of the elbow.
  • Gripping and movements of the wrist hurt, especially wrist extension and lifting movements.
  • Activities that use the muscles that extend the wrist (e.g. pouring a pitcher or gallon of milk, lifting with the palm down) are characteristically painful.
  • Morning stiffness.

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