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Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow is one of the most common sports injuries, although it can be caused by activities in everyday life. In fact, only a minority of tennis elbow cases occur in tennis players. Tennis elbow is actually a tendinopathy (damage to the wrist extensor tendon origin at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow).

Treatments currently used for tennis elbow include:

1. Conservative bracing
2. Eccentric strengthening exercises
3. Dry needling / acupuncture
4. Nitrate patches
5. Shock wave treatment
6. Cortisone injections
7. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
8. Surgery
MRI Lateral Epicondylitis
MRI scan demonstrating lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)