Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common condition physical therapists typically see. More often than not, tennis players are not the primary patient population with this condition. Instead, its the desk worker or handyman. Tennis elbow can be tricky to treat as a young clinician or when you do not have much experience with it.
Understanding what tennis elbow really is and how to explain it to your patient correctly is important to establish a proper treatment program. As with other overuse injuries, most of the recommendations I give to patients include finding what activities produce the most pain (triggers). I wrote in more depth on tennis elbow is this article below. Check it out for information on the condition and home exercise treatment options for your patients with tennis elbow.
Brian Schwabe, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy/Strength & Conditioning Coach/Fitness & Medical Writer
Sports Physical Therapist in Los Angeles, CA