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tennis elbow - General Practice Notebook

Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis, lateral elbow pain, rowing elbow, tendonitis of the common extensor origin, and peritendinitis of the elbow.) is characterised by chronic degeneration at the origin of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus (1).

treatment - General Practice Notebook

Lateral epicondylitis is usually a self limiting condition with a typical episode lasting on average about six months to two years (but most (89%) recover within one year) (1). General treatment guidance include (2): Non operative procedures: rest, application of ice the treatment of tennis elbow primarily involves rest

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steroid injection in tennis elbow - General Practice Notebook

Corticosteroid injection in tennis elbow. has very good results in short term use (six weeks) but the benefits do not persist beyond six weeks (1) hydrocortisone acetate mixed with local anaesthetic may be used, and of note long acting steroids should be avoided as there is a risk of skin atrophy. long term effectiveness when compared to other conservative methods are uncertain and recurrences are more common with long term use.

golfer's elbow - General Practice Notebook

Golfer's elbow is caused by inflammation of the flexor origin at the medial humeral epicondyle, where there is pain and tenderness. It is far less common than its counterpart tennis elbow. It is characterised by pain radiating across the flexor aspect of the arm and there is pain on resisted pronation.

Tennis elbow - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Treatment. Tennis elbow often gets better on its own. But if over-the-counter pain medications and other self-care measures aren't helping, your doctor may suggest physical therapy. Severe cases of tennis elbow may require surgery. Therapy