Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elb0w) is inflammation where the tendons join the outer “point” of the humerus (upper arm bone), while medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) is inflammation where the tendons join the inner point of the humerus. Thrower’s elbow causes pain on both sides of the joint. All these injuries are the result of overuse of the elbow joint.
Symptoms & Diagnosis
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
You will feel pain or a burning sensation on the outside of your upper forearm, sometimes extending along your arm to your wrist.
It will cause pain on the inside of your elbow, or around the bony point of the joint.
You will feel pain on both sides of the joint.
Our doctor will diagnose the above conditions with an assessment of your symptoms, and by using X-rays, and MRI scans.
Treatment Options for Elbow Tendon Injury
- Oral anti-inflammatories
- Corticosteroid injection
- Physical therapy
If your symptoms fail to respond to nonsurgical treatment, the doctor may recommend surgery to repair the damaged tissue.