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Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow also medically known as Lateral Epicondylitis is a painful condition of the elbow arising out of overuse or strain. Though it is termed tennis elbow, playing several sports including tennis and badminton can result in this condition. 


Tennis Elbow
  • Pain in the bony area on the outside of the elbow
  • Pain that radiates to the upper or lower arm
  • Difficulty in performing simple tasks like gripping an object or making a fist.
  • Difficulty in driving a two-wheeler, doing household and kitchen work


  • Sports injury – While playing tennis, cricket, badminton.
  • People involved in heavy weight lifting or household chores that entail repetitive lifting of weights are highly susceptible
  • Improper gripping technique while playing a sport


  • Cold Compress to the elbow to reduce pain and swelling
  • Wearing an Elbow brace to protect and prevent further strain
  • Medical Practitioner prescribed NSAIDs
  • Physical therapy/Occupational therapy
  • Injection PRP (Platelet rich plasma)
  • Surgery as a last option