Frequently Asked Questions on Tennis Elbow


What is a tennis elbows?

Tennis elbow is an inflammation or injury of tendons and muscles around the elbow as a result of overuse. This type of injury is very common in tennis players or anyone who uses their forearms repetitively especially by motions that apply force repeatedly are at the risk of developing tennis elbow.

What are the symptoms of tennis elbow?
Common symptoms of tennis elbow are:
  • Pain or burning on the outer, bony part of the elbow
  • Elbow stiffness and aching, especially after periods of rest
  • Pain in the forearm
  • Pain when gripping an object
  • Weakness and reduced grip strength
How can tennis elbow be treated?

Treatment for tennis elbow includes activity modification to prevent repetitive motion, rest, OTC pain medications, topical pain relievers, Elbow supports and wraps, and physical therapy.

What are the stages of a tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow can be acute or chronic. In Acute tennis elbow the pain lasts for less than three months. In this stage the treatment aims to reduce inflammation. Usually the pain subsides in less than a week. In Chronic Tennis Elbow the pain lasts for more than 3 months and even upto 6 months.

What are the stages of a tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow can be acute or chronic. In Acute tennis elbow the pain lasts for less than three months. In this stage the treatment aims to reduce inflammation. Usually the pain subsides in less than a week. In Chronic Tennis Elbow the pain lasts for more than 3 months and even upto 6 months.

How can you prevent tennis elbow?
In order to prevent tennis elbow you must follow the enlisted precautions:
  • Adopting proper loading mechanics
  • Proper techniques while playing sports
  • Proper strengthening in wrist extensors
  • Progressive return back to sports like tennis after an injury