Tennis elbow refers to overuse of arm muscles that creates elbow pain. Tennis elbow pain occurs in the area at the outside of the elbow, where tendons and muscles attach to it. If the pain is on the inner elbow, it is referred to as "golfer's elbow." Symptoms of tennis elbow include pain around the outer elbow, made worse by squeezing, lifting, opening things, and other symptoms. While tennis elbow will affect up to 50% of tennis players, you do not have to play tennis to get it. Treatments include rest, ice, and pain medications. Most people will recover by using these guidelines. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how tennis elbow is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Athletes who repeatedly throw or swing are especially prone to elbow injuries or torn UCLs.