Although tennis elbow can be painful and may significantly disrupt your daily tasks, it is generally treatable without surgery. However, as the symptoms of tennis elbow may be gradual and not noticeable initially, it is vital to seek an orthopaedic specialist if you suspect you may have injured your arm or elbow.Book Appointment
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is the swelling of tendon tissues (tendinitis) that attach the muscle to the elbow. It typically occurs when the tendons of your forearm muscles tear, causing significant pain in your elbow and arm.
Despite its name, tennis elbow does not only affect individuals who play tennis. This condition can develop in anyone who regularly performs repetitive gripping activities that use the forearm muscles.
Being a common condition diagnosed by elbow specialists, tennis elbow is primarily caused by overuse of the forearm muscles.
This may place excessive stress on the muscles, resulting in microscopic tears in the tendon tissues that attach the forearm muscles to the outside of your elbow.
The initial diagnosis of tennis elbow may consist of a review of your medical and exercise history, as well as a physical examination.
Further imaging tests such as an x-ray or MRI scan may be required to eliminate other possible injuries.
Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
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