Elbow Injuries - Epicondylitis, Lateral or Medial
Elbow Injuries: Epicondylitis, Lateral or Medial
No XRs: A clinical diagnosis. Lateral: Focal epicondyle tenderness, decreased grip strength, pain with resisted wrist extension. Medial: Focal epicondyle tenderness, pain with resisted wrist flexion and forearm pronation.
- Elbow rest.
- Daily NSAIDs.
- Counter-force strap brace.
- Wrist stretching and strengthening exercises.
Routine follow up with primary care physician.
- Overuse of forearm extensor and supinator muscles
- Associated with radial tunnel syndrome
- Overuse of forearm flexor and pronator muscles
- Associated with ulnar neuropathy and ulnar collateral ligament insufficiency
- Wheeless’ Textbook of Orthopaedics. Available at: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/adult_lateral_condyle_fracure. Accessed August 1, 2017.
- Orthobullets. Available at: http://www.orthobullets.com/sports/3082/lateral-epicondylitis-tennis-elbow. Accessed August 1, 2017.
- General Guidelines For Management for Orthopedic Injuries card by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Dept of Orthopedics.