Tendonitis (Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow)
Tennis elbow is the common term used for a condition caused from the overuse or a sudden injury of the muscles and tendons that attach to the outside bony area of the elbow .This bony area is called the lateral epicondyle and the medical term for this condition is lateral epicondylitis. Tennis players can suffer from this condition because of the repetitive motion they use when hitting the tennis ball. Golfer’s elbow refers to the same process but it affects the inside of the elbow and is called medial epicondylitis.
- Pain with gripping
- Pain with lifting
- Elbow pain with repetitive movements of your wrist
Our physical therapists can help decrease your discomfort and help you return to your functional activities. They may use therapeutic modalities, manual therapy techniques, taping, massage, strengthening/stretching exercises and instruct you in a home exercises and a pain relief regimen.