Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow, a form of tendonitis, is the degeneration of your tendon near the elbow joint (lateral epicondyle). It occurs when the tissues that attach muscle to bone are overworked and become irritated. 
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Symptoms include pain on the outside of your elbow, often extending down the forearm. The pain, which may occur constantly or only when lifting, can worsen when gripping items, turning your hand, or swinging your arm. Your elbow may also swell. The cause is typically overuse of the elbow joint when swinging a racket in sports activities. Any activity that involves extending your wrist or rotating your forearm, such as hammering, raking, or painting, can also cause tennis elbow.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview physicians provide the most up-to-date, effective treatments for tennis elbow. The care team at our Orthopedic Clinic is dedicated to delivering excellent care, innovative research, and meaningful educational programs for all of our patients.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a frequently used procedure by orthopedic surgeons to examine, diagnose, and treat disorders inside a joint. Arthroscopic surgery is an option for a number of medical conditions, including: achilles tendonitis, arthritis, bone fracture, heel spur, herniated disc, and more.
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Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery

There are a wide range of injuries, disorders and joint conditions that can affect hands, wrists, and elbows of you or your child. These might be due to sports injuries, one of several forms of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Cortisone Injections
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Medical Management

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