What is Tennis Elbow?
Your elbow is a hinge joint that flexes and extends your forearm. You have three elbow bones: your humerus (arm bone), radius (forearm bone) and ulna (small forearm bone). Your forearm muscle tendons insert on the inside (medial) and outside (lateral) part of your elbow.
Tennis elbow is a common injury in which overuse irritates and inflames your lateral elbow tendons. Common causes of tennis elbow include repetitive motions of the arm such as tennis, golf and using a hammer or other tool.
What are tennis elbow symptoms?
Your tennis elbow symptoms will not be associated with a specific injury or accident. The following are common symptoms to be aware of:
- Decreased elbow and forearm strength
- Pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow
It is important to schedule an appointment with the Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Specialists at Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the first sign of symptoms.