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Sports - Tennis Elbow


  Tennis Elbow

Pain and tenderness over the lateral epicondylar region in using the forearm in motion of wrist extension and supination is commonly termed tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis.

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TREATMENT

Wrist immobilization with a cock-up splint or with a plaster cast relieves the tension on the wrist extensors. No immobilization of the elbow is indicated.

The site of tenderness can be injected with a mixture of an anesthetic agent and steroid. The exact site of pathology should be injected.

When all conservative means fail, surgical intervention may be requested.