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Learn More About Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is a common and painful condition that affects the arm and elbow. It is caused by overuse of the forearm muscles that attach to the lateral epicondyle – the bony bump on the outer part of the elbow. This can result in inflammation and damage to the tendons that connect these muscles to the bone, leading to pain and discomfort.

Signs and Symptoms:

The most common signs and symptoms of lateral epicondylitis include:


Lateral epicondylitis is often caused by repetitive stress on the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the lateral epicondyle. This can occur due to activities such as tennis, golf, carpentry, typing or playing musical instruments. However, it can also develop from sudden injuries or accidents that result in small tears in the tendons.


If you are experiencing symptoms of lateral epicondylitis, you should seek medical attention from a qualified physician. The diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis usually involves:

Treatment options:

The treatment options for lateral epicondylitis depend upon the severity of the condition. The most common treatment options for lateral epicondylitis include:


Lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition that can affect individuals from all walks of life. Seeking medical attention early on can help reduce the extent of damage and lead to better outcomes. Consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine which treatment option is best for you. PRP, Tenjet therapy, physical therapy, and surgery are all viable options at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine in Westfield, West Orange, and soon Morristown, NJ that can help you achieve a pain-free life. Please call 908-588-2311 to set up an appointment.

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