Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is otherwise called lateral epicondylitis. It is a condition where tendons in the elbows become overloaded due to repetitive motions of the arms and wrist. Pain occurs on the outside of the elbow, forearm, and wrist. It is managed by icing the elbow, using an elbow strap on the injured region, and taking pain-relieving medications.

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How to manage a tennis elbow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old healthy man. I recently got mild tennis elbow because of playing badminton heavily every day. Can you please suggest some precautions and exercises, which help in quick healing? I wish to get it corrected without surgery. I do not want to stop playing for a long time. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tennis elbow can be treated by the following:Precautions. Manual therapy. Ice application. Transverse friction massage. Myofascial release. Extensor stretches. Tennis elbow strap. Steroid injection. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection. Open and arthroscopic release. For ...  Read Full »

Can cortisone injection help in treating tennis elbow?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 71 years old, and she is suffering from pain in the right arm for more than a month now. She has pain in the elbow, shoulder, wrist, and fingers. She is not able to grip even light objects with the fingers. We consulted an orthopedic doctor, who is suspecting tennis elbow. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very unusual for a 71 year old¬†woman to get tennis elbow, so I am not sure that it is the correct diagnosis. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, then I will recommend waiting and continuing physiotherapy, ultrasound therapy, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve ...  Read Full »

What can I do to get rid of my left elbow pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in the left elbow. I have attached the photo (the center point where I marked a circle). I am a housewife and have severe pain on my left hand even on lifting a small fry pan. I cannot lift pressure cookers. When lifting, pain becomes severe and feels like it moves ...  Read Full »


Dr. Patel Tejashkumar Govindbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it looks like a tennis elbow. In tennis elbow, common extensor muscle tendon attached to the outer side of elbow gets inflamed. And its name suggests that it is common in tennis players...  Read Full »

How to treat elbow pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have right arm elbow pain for few days now. I play table tennis and cricket. I got the pain after playing TT for longer duration. Do you suggest me to take x-ray? Please guide with some medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got tennis elbow for that you need to take tablet Lyser-D (Diclofenac) twice a day for five days. Please consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him/her and take the medicine with consent. You should not play table tennis and cricket for the next seven days....  Read Full »

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