Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Elbow Diseases & Conditions - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. It is caused by overuse, and often presents in those who play racquet sports, such as tennis (hence its name).

Conservative treatments (including anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, physiotherapy, rest, and bracing) are generally used to restore function. 80-95% of patients with tennis elbow recover without the need for surgical intervention, but surgery may be considered if symptoms fail to improve.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for tennis elbow and a wide variety of other elbow conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide and Darwin. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/tennis-elbow-lateral-epicondylitis: click the link to read more about the condition. To find out more about tennis elbow or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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