Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow

By Michelle Duclos ATC/Sports Medicine Director

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow Defined

This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles of the forearm to the elbow. The pain is primarily felt at the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.

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Tennis Elbow

Ergonomics can play a key role in decreasing the stress on the lateral elbow. Many people who have to use a computer can aggravate this condition by the use of regular computer mouse. Excessive right clicking can cause pain over the lateral epicondyle. In addition, you may want to try a vertical mouse instead. The change in the position of your hand on the vertical mouse may reduce wrist extension and the torque being placed on the a tendon.

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JOI Physical Therapy Can Help Treat Elbow Pain

“At the JOI Sport Center, we have programs to treat tennis elbow and work with tennis players to return them back to the sport that they love.”, states Dr. Michael Yorio, the Jacksonville Jaguars Internal Medicine Physician and Internal Medicine/Sports Medicine Physician at the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute in Jacksonville, Florida.

JOI Rehab can help treat elbow pain with various modalities and formal physical therapy/hand therapy. Modalities such as:

  • Ice
  • E-stim
  • Laser
  • moist heat
  • ultrasound
  • medical massage
  • acupuncture

Watch this VIDEO about medical massage therapy. Also, therapy can also help by improving ROM of the wrist and elbow with stretching and passive range of motion. If you want to schedule an appointment, call 904 858-7045.

To schedule an appointment with an Orthopaedic Tennis Elbow Specialist, please call JOI-2000, schedule online or click below.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904) JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. Also, to learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

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