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. 



  • 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
  • Age: As a person gets older, the tendons and muscles in the forearm can become weaker and more susceptible to injury.
  • Arthritis: People with arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis, may be more prone to developing tennis elbow.
  • Direct Trauma: Direct trauma to the outer side of the elbow, such as a fall or a blow, can also cause 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
  • The affected area may be tender to the touch.
  • Experiencing pain when applying pressure to the outer side of the elbow.


  • 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

It's important to note that the best treatment plan for tennis elbow will vary depending on the severity of the condition and the individual patient. Book an appointment with us and consult with our specialist for a personalized treatment plan.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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