Tennis elbow is a common type of injury that occurs when a tennis player, golfer, or other athlete uses their forearm muscles and tendons too much. It typically causes pain in the elbow and wrist area. The injury may also cause swelling in the muscles and tendons around the elbow joint.

Other causes include repetitive activities that involve gripping or twisting motions with the hands, such as painting, playing video games, writing, typing on a computer keyboard, or using an electric screwdriver.

Common symptoms

forearm and/or wrist

Pain in the outer forearm and/or wrist

Pain in the elbow

Pain in the elbow

Pain that worsens

Pain that worsens with activity


Stiffness in the wrist, hand, and fingers


Tenderness on the outside of the elbow


Weak grip strength

Common treatment methods

Physical therapy involving techniques like manual therapy, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation to reduce pain and inflammation in this condition.

Splints are often used as well to provide support for the affected area.

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or corticosteroid injections may also be used to reduce inflammation in the joint.

Surgery is that last resort when everything else has failed.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take for tennis elbow to heal?

It usually takes approximately six weeks for symptoms to completely go away, and about six months for complete healing after injury has occurred.

How long does it take for symptoms to show up after a tennis elbow injury?

There are a variety of symptoms that may indicate it’s time to seek medical attention. These signs can be quite obvious, like pain or swelling, or difficult to spot, like a loss of strength in your arm. Some symptoms may also be more noticeable in one arm than the other.

How can I prevent tennis elbow injury from happening again?

It’s a very common injury and the only prevention is to have strong, flexible forearm muscles. Some other preventative measures include warming up and stretching before playing or working out, followed by a cool-down stretch routine.

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