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The symptoms of a tennis elbow tendonitis

A very common condition, but rarely caused by playing tennis, lateral epicondylitis affects the attachment point of the short wrist extensor muscles and of the finger extensors on the lateral epicondyle of the distal humerus (the lateral epicondyle).
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The symptoms of a tennis elbow tendonitis

A very common condition, but rarely caused by playing tennis, lateral epicondylitis affects the attachment point of the short wrist extensor muscles and of the finger extensors on the lateral epicondyle of the distal humerus (the lateral epicondyle).
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The symptoms of a tennis elbow tendonitis

A very common condition, but rarely caused by playing tennis, lateral epicondylitis affects the attachment point of the short wrist extensor muscles and of the finger extensors on the lateral epicondyle of the distal humerus (the lateral epicondyle).

What are the most common causes?

The tendon “degenerates” either from overuse (e.g., sports, work-related causes) or due to “personal” reasons. Smoking seems to be an aggravating factor.

What are the symptoms?

Tennis elbow manifests as pain on the outside of the elbow and is felt when shaking another person’s hand or extending the wrist, for example while lifting a weight. At the most advanced stage, the pain can be chronic and prevent a normal range of motion.

How is it diagnosed?

It is most commonly diagnosed during a physical exam (pain on the outside of the elbow, exacerbated by extension of the wrist). If the lesion becomes chronic or a tear is suspected, an ultrasound or MRI will be ordered.

Physical examination

MRI

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