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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Topic Guide

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) 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.

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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »