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Your doctor may ask you to do some simple actions to see whether you have tennis elbow. These include straightening your wrist against pressure and checking for pain in parts of your arm. He may also order an MRI scan for you.

Tennis elbow can usually be treated with exercise, physical therapy, and medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin. Talk to your doctor if you have ongoing pain and think you may need to take pain relievers for an extended time.

From: Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) WebMD Medical Reference

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University of Rochester Medical Center: “Tennis Elbow.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis).”

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Tennis Elbow -- Lateral Epicondylitis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis).”

SportsInjuryClinic.net: “Tennis Elbow.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 28, 2016

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Tennis Elbow.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis).”

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Tennis Elbow -- Lateral Epicondylitis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis).”

SportsInjuryClinic.net: “Tennis Elbow.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 28, 2016

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