Tennis Elbow | Overview


What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, occurs when the tendons that attach the muscle to the bone on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow swell or tear. This weakens the connection and puts greater stress on the area, causing pain when the muscles are used to lift, grip or twist.

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 10/09