Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is usually the result of overusing the tendon that attaches your wrist muscles to your outer elbow.

It is a condition that most people can easily self-manage at home by:

  • Reducing activities that cause discomfort
  • Keeping moving
  • Taking painkillers as needed

Physiotherapy can be useful if your symptoms do not settle with the above.

Steroid injections used to be offered, but evidence now suggests that they are damaging in the long run.

You may be offered a surgical opinion if your symptoms are severe and persistent.