Inflammation of the outer elbow ligament caused by injury to the tendons and muscles attached to the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. It may be caused by an acute injury like an accident, or repetitive use for a long time such as in tennis/badminton players, people who use keyboards for long periods, housewives with full-time household chores, or heavy-handed workers, causing tendon degeneration.
Symptoms of Tennis Elbow
- Pain in the lateral epicondyle when moving the wrists. In some cases, pain may radiate from the arm to the wrist.
- There are sore spots on the tendons that are attached to the lateral epicondyle.
- In cases where the symptom is new, swelling, redness, and heat may occur around the elbow area.
- In some cases, chronic inflammation may occur. There may also be weakness in the muscles around the elbow joint.