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Lateral Epicondylitis is an injury that results in micro tearing of the common tendon that attaches the extensor muscles of the forearm to the lateral epicondyle. It was given the name Tennis Elbow from its frequency of occurrence seen among seen in tennis players, but it is also a very common injury with people who do not play tennis.
Pain is felt on the lateral aspect (outside) of the elbow and can be very point tender on the lateral epicondyle (bony point of the elbow) where the tendon attaches. Pain is increased with gripping or lifting objects, such as opening a door or holding a coffee cup.
Rest: The patient should rest the elbow and minimize aggravating activities.
Ice: Apply a cold compress, wrapped in a towel or in a Trainers Choice compression wrap, to the injured area for 15 minutes per hour, a minimum of 3 times/day.