Tennis elbow is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. It cause by playing tennis or other racquet sports. However, several other sports and activities can also put you at risk. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse repeating the same motions again and again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
The mean Tennis elbow was improved both at the short- and the medium-term follow-ups and did not change significantly between the follow-ups. At the final follow-up, the Tennis elbow was improved in 78 out of 80 elbows and 81% was rated as excellent or good. We found a weak correlation between residual symptoms at the final follow-up and high level of baseline symptoms
Approximately 80% to 95% of patients have success with nonsurgical treatment. The first step toward recovery is to give your arm proper rest. This means that you will have to stop participation in sports or heavy work activities for several weeks. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin or ibuprofen reduce pain and swelling.