‘Tennis elbow’ is the common term used to describe a condition known as lateral epicondylitis, a form of tendonitis that involves inflammation of the muscles and tendons of the forearm. A tendon is the tissue that attaches the bones to muscles.
Tennis elbow is usually experienced as pain in the elbow, a weakened grip, and damage to the tendons connected to the humerus (an upper arm bone). It can be caused by a repeated twisting of the wrist or rotation of the forearm.
This condition is usually experienced by those who participate in sports such as tennis, golf, or other physical activities. People who work with their hands also have a greater risk of developing tennis elbow.