What is Epicondylitis?
Tennis Elbow can be caused by a partial tear of the tendon and attached covering of the bone as a result of:
- Chronic stress on the tissues that attach the forearm muscles to the elbow area.
- Sudden stress on the forearm. • Wrist snap when serving balls in racket sports.
- Incorrect grip.
- Incorrect hitting position.
- Using a racket or club that is too heavy.
- Using an oversize grip.
- Pain and tenderness over the epicondyles. Pain worsens with gripping or rotation of the forearm.
- Weak grip.
- Pain when twisting the hand and arm, as when playing tennis, throwing a ball with a twist, bowling, golfing, pushing off while skiing or using a screwdriver.