Tennis Elbow

Also known as lateral epicondylitis. Caused often by playing excessive tennis however is caused by the shock absorbed by the elbow and can therefore happen in many other sports. It is caused by inflammation and of one or several of the forearm muscles usually 2cm below the outer edge of the elbow.


  • Pain on the outside of the elbow
  • Pain when the hand is bent back
  • Weakness in the wrist
  • Pain when palpating over the lateral epicondyle (outside of the elbow)

Article on Tennis elbow from Bupa