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Epicondylitis

This condition is also commonly referred to as "tennis elbow." It is often associated with pain and soreness on the outer part of the elbow. The use of the term tennis elbow is linked to the repetitive use of the elbow in racquet sports; however the repetitive motion that places stress on the lateral epicondyle or the bone on the outside of the elbow could also be the cause of this condition.

The types of activities that increase the pain with this condition include: gripping, lifting, extension at the wrist, carrying small items and other similar activities. The pain can occur in the elbow to the wrist and include weakness.

The treatment for this condition ranges from conservative treatment to injections to surgery. Usually, the less invasive treatments are attempted before surgical options. The doctor will make that determination after a physical exam and assessment.

If you have experienced epicondylitis from a repetitive work stress, please contact workers compensation attorney Mike Sudekum for more information.