Tendonitis/Lateral Epicondylitis is a degeneration of the tendons that attach to the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow (lateral epicondylitis). It’s often called tennis elbow though you don’t have to play tennis to suffer from it. This condition is caused by repetitive trauma (such as playing tennis or golf) or aging.
Symptoms: Common symptoms include tenderness and pain (especially when bending the wrist) when the tendons are inflamed. Repeated twisting motions or activities that strain the tendon typically cause more pain.
Treatment Options: Rest, arm brace or wrist splint, physical therapy, steroid injections, ice and anti-inflammatory medications. In some cases surgery may be required.