Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Lateral elbow pain which is due to inflammation of the forearm muscles and tendons, degeneration and scarring of the tissues and inflammatory changes of the outer bone surface where the muscles join the bone.
Typically an overuse condition it is very common in tennis and racket sports, manual workers like carpenters, electricians and mechanics. Elbow pain begins mild and gradually becomes worse with a loss in grip strength.
Pain is aggravated by wrist extension, grasping of the hand and turning of the wrist. A variant of this condition is called Golfer’s Elbow which has the same causes and symptoms except the pain is on the medial (inside) region of the elbow.
Pain and inflammation at the point of the elbow which is due to inflammation of the lubricating cushioning bursa. It may be caused by a direct blow to the point of the elbow or by repeated rubbing or pressure.
It is sometimes known as student’s elbow and presents as a soft round lump with local pain and tenderness.