If you’re experiencing elbow and forearm pain, particularly pain when lifting or squeezing an object, you may be suffering from tennis elbow. Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is caused by repetitive motion of the wrist and forearm muscles used when straightening and raising your hand and wrist.
Tennis elbow is characterized by recurring elbow pain on the outside of your upper forearm, just below your elbow, that radiates down your arm toward your wrist. Often a form of elbow tendonitis, tennis elbow causes small tears in your elbow tendon and surrounding muscle, resulting in inflammation and pinching of your radial nerve, which controls the muscles of the arm and hand.
If you think you may be suffering from tennis elbow, please call the doctors in the Hand & Elbow Center at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., at (251) 450-2746 to schedule an appointment.
If elbow pain persists, you may need to undergo tennis elbow surgery, or lateral epicondylitis surgery. Click here to learn more about the elbow surgery options offered at the Hand & Elbow Center at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C.