Tennis elbow

  • Alternative Names

    Epitrochlear bursitis; Lateral epicondylitis; Epicondylitis - lateral


    To help prevent tennis elbow:

    • Apply an ice pack to the outside of the elbow
    • Maintain good strength and flexibility in the arm muscles and avoid repetitive motions
    • Rest the elbow when bending and straightening are painful


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    Schmidt MJ, Adams SL. Tendinopathy and bursitis. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009: chap 115.