Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow is a common condition that presents with pain and tenderness around the common extensor origin of the elbow. Tennis elbow is estimated to affect 1-3% of the adult population each year and is more common in the dominant arm. It is generally regarded as an overus …
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Lateral epicondylitis, also known as ‘tennis elbow’, is a very common condition affecting mainly middle-aged patients. The pathogenesis remains unknown but there appears to be a combination of local tendon pathology, alteration in pain perception and motor impairment.
Tennis elbow is a common yet sometimes complex musculoskeletal condition affecting many patients treated by physical therapists. The purpose of this article is to review the anatomy, clinical exami...
Lateral epicondylitis, also termed as "tennis elbow," is the most common cause of elbow pain and dysfunction, mainly resulting from repetitive gripping or wrist extension during various activities. The exact pathogenesis remains largely elusive with putative tendinosis, a symptomatic degenerative process of the local tendon.
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is 7 times more common than its medial equivalent (golfers elbow). Like most musculoskeletal conditions, it has a natural tendency to fade with time although, in a proportion of patients, it will deteriorate. In 1974, Alanger 3 estimated the prevalence in Sweden to be between 1 and 3%. The peak age interval is 40–50 years and in this group, the prevalence rises to 19%.
Tennis elbow is a tendinopathy of the common extensor origin (fig 1 ⇓) of the lateral elbow. Although the pathology is in the elbow region, patients present with gradual onset of pain on extension movements of the wrist and fingers and supination of the forearm.
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Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is the most common musculoskeletal elbow tissue injury and can result in significant limitations in function and decreased participation in activities. 1 LET, lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow is defined as a pathology at or near the lateral epicondyle of the humerus resulting in pain, tenderness, and functional limitations. 2 The mechanism of injury is variable but typically results from overloading of the common wrist extensors.
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