What is Epicondylitis

Epicondylitis-   Inflammation of the tendons that are attached to the bony prominence of the arm bone.  When tendons are attached to the outer bony prominence (epicondyle), this is referred to as lateral epicondylitis (“tennis elbow”).  When tendons are attached to the medial bony prominence, this is referred to as medial epicondylitis (“golf elbow”).

Epicondylitis Signs & Symptoms:

  • Pain or tenderness on the outer bony part of the elbow

  • Burning sensation on the outer portion of the elbow

  • Forearm soreness

  • Increased pain while trying to grip

More about Epicondylitis from Johns Hopkins Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery website:  http://www.hopkinsortho.org/tennis_elbow.html

Golfer’s elbow information from the Mayo Clinic website:  http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/golfers-elbow/basics/definition/con-20027964

Tennis elbow information from the  Mayo Clinic website:  http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tennis-elbow/basics/definition/con-20043041