Tennis Elbow

When the tendons in the elbow are over worked, an individual may experience a condition known as tennis elbow. These tendons are typically over worked because of repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. This condition is common in plumbers, painters, carpenters and butchers as they can easily over work the tendons in the elbow due to their jobs.

The pain that someone with tennis elbow experiences typically occurs where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the outside of the elbow. It is common for pain to extend down to the forearm and wrist.

People with tennis elbow frequently have trouble shaking hands, turning a door knob and holding a cup.

Treatment of tennis elbow includes over-the-counter pain medications, ice and rest. If this treatment ceases to work, it would be wise to make an appointment with your doctor as surgery may be necessary.

Mayo Clinic (2014). Tennis Elbow.