Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is a condition that causes pain and tenderness around the outer elbow joint. It is called tennis elbow because it commonly affects people who play racquet sports such as tennis or badminton.

The condition is also common amongst manual workers, although it can happen to anybody.

Usually, tennis elbow is caused by overusing the tendon that attaches your wrist muscles to your outer elbow joint.

The condition can usually be self-managed easily at home. To read more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of tennis elbow, download our patient information leaflet.