Tennis elbow is a type of tendonitis, with its name coming from the sport most commonly associated with causing it.
In this condition inflammation occurs in the tendons of the forearm muscles that extend (pull back) the wrist. The backhand action in tennis is the movement that aggravates this tendon structure.
- pain over the outside of the elbow
- inflammation on the outer tip of the elbow
- tenderness over the inflamed area
People suffering from Tennis elbow often find it too difficult to pick up objects or grip or hold anything that is heavy.