Epicondylitis is an overuse injury involving the muscles and tendons that originate on the epicondylar region of the distal humerus. It is fairly common, with lateral epicondylitis (“tennis elbow”) and medial epicondylitis (“golfer's elbow”) constituting the majority of elbow pain seen in sports medicine clinics. In this entry, we will discuss the anatomy of the elbow as well as the pathology, evaluation, and treatment options for lateral and medial epicondylitis.

Lateral Epicondylitis

Henry J. Morris first described “lawn tennis elbow,” now referred to as lateral epicondylitis, in 1882 (Figure 1). The annual ...

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