Tennis elbow is a condition which is caused due to the inflammation to the tendons which are present on the outer side of the elbow. This part of the elbow is referred to as the lateral epicondyle. This condition mainly occurs due to the repetitive movements of the wrist. The condition gets its name because it was known to mainly affect people playing tennis; however, it’s not just restricted to them and can affect anyone. It is also known as Archer’s elbow, Shooter’s elbow and lateral epicondylitis.
Tennis elbow causes inflammation of the tendons around the elbow, this condition mainly affects the lateral epicondyle. Though the name suggests it to be a condition known to affect people playing the sport tennis, however, it can affect just about anybody. The patient suffering from this condition observes pain when the arm is extended fully.