Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis)
Lateral epicondylosis is an overuse injury
of the tendon at the elbow from repeated wrist extension against resistance.
Any repetitive activity can cause pain
but it is commonly caused by racquet sports, typing on a computer, or working on an assembly line.
Tennis elbow usually occurs in your 40’s and 50’s.
Diagnoses are made by
a physician skilled in musculoskeletal medicine and usually consists of x-rays to rule out other causes of elbow pain.
Treatments consists of
non-steroidal pain medicines, bracing, tennis elbow straps, reducing the offending cause, physical therapy and injections.
lateral epicondylosis needs surgical intervention for debridement of the diseased tendon.
If you are having chronic elbow pain
that is affecting your quality of life, make an appointment with our sports physicians.
J. Todd Davis, M.D.
Dr. Davis is one of our sports medicine physicians that practices at the COPC Sports, Spine & Joint location. After completing his family medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship, he served as a team physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks. With his well-rounded background and extensive knowledge of sports medicine, he is able to provide expert care to COPC patients.Learn More