Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is a common cause of elbow pain, which can radiate down the forearm from the outer side of the elbow. Tennis Elbow tends to be caused by prolonged gripping activities. There is also elbow pain if the elbow is straight and the hand is moved forward and back at the wrist. Despite the name, Tennis Elbow doesn't just affect tennis players.
A severe episode of Tennis Elbow usually requires a course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ) prescribed by a doctor and a period of rest from activities that may aggravate the injury. Where complete rest is not possible a Compression Strap (elbow support) can relieve stress and reduce symptoms. Ice Therapy is excellent for relieving the pain of Tennis Elbow. Once the severe elbow pain has settled, progressive strengthening exercises can completely cure Tennis Elbow.
Common Tennis Elbow injury signs & symptoms: