What is tennis elbow?

Chronic inflammation, as well as tearing of the musculotendinous attachments of your forearm muscles to a bone-like bulge on the exterior of the elbow is known as tennis elbow. Overstraining of the muscles is the primary cause of tennis elbow.

The wrist and the fingers are straightened by certain muscles that arise from a small bony bulge on the exterior of the elbow. The pain is mainly experienced in this area when you have tennis elbow. The pain will be mainly concentrated in this area and can be severe. Gradually, the pain may move up as well as down the outer side of the forearm. Normally, this is accompanied by weakness.

The tissue that holds the muscles to the bone is called connective tissues. Tiny breaks in this connective tissues lead to tennis elbow. The tissues are irritated and will have a burning sensation. This can also lead to swelling in this area.

Normally, the healing is spontaneous, but in certain cases, the pain can last for as long as five years.

Generally, people in their 40s and above, especially women are frequently affected by tennis elbow.