Tennis elbow clinically known as Lateral Epicondylitis most commonly occurs in those aged between 40-60 years old, with the dominant arm being most commonly affected. It usually occurs slowly and spontaneously. Pain is usually quite local on the ‘lateral epicondyle’ (the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow) and may spread up and down the upper limb. Grip is often impaired due to pain and therefore the condition can affect daily activities.
Tenderness is usually noted over the lateral epicondyle with occasional tenderness at nearby sites. Certain movement of the wrist and elbow can aggravate the pain.