Tennis Elbow Topic Guide
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): Tennis elbow is a condition caused by inflammation of the tendons on the outside (lateral side) of the elbow at a bony prominence (lateral epicondyle) of the upper arm. Symptoms include elbow stiffness, pain when grasping an object, and soreness of the forearm. Home care with ice, rest, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications are the mainstays of treatment.
Sprains and Strains An injury to a ligament is called a sprain, while an injury to a muscle or tendon is called a strain. Symptoms and signs include pain, swelling, bruising, and decreased range of motion. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injury is the standard treatment for sprains and strains.