Elbow and Arm Pain from Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis, aka Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis is an inflammatory process of the proximal portion of the muscles responsible for wrist and finger extension. These muscles arise from an area of the Humerus (upper arm bone) known as the Lateral Epicondyle and then attach at various points on the dorsal wrist and fingers. Lateral epicondylitis is an inflammation or possible microtearing of the muscles from excessive use, decreased mobility, and decreased strength in wrist extensor muscles.

Tennis Elbow affects athletes and non-athletes alike. Whether it is tennis, fishing, carpentry or computer work, Tennis Elbow is a real and painful condition that requires intervention. Fortunately, very conservative and non-surgical treatments have a very high success rate in the relief of Tennis Elbow.

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