Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) involves injury to tendons that connect muscle to bone on the outside of the elbow. Injuries come from overuse and/or repetitive motion, such as hitting a tennis ball with a racket or twisting a screwdriver. Over time, tennis elbow can cause constant pain on the outside of your forearm. In some cases, the pain of tennis elbow may spread down your forearm to your wrist.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
- Expertise. Mayo Clinic physical medicine specialists and orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience and expertise in treating tennis elbow.
- Advanced diagnostic resources. Mayo Clinic has a wide variety of procedures available to diagnose tennis elbow, including special MRI devices developed at Mayo Clinic that can make diagnosis of tennis elbow easier and more accurate.
- Teamwork. Doctors in physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine and orthopedic surgery work together to make an accurate diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan for your needs.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics and for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.
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