Search Health Information
Tennis elbow is a repetitive stress injury of the elbow that occurs when the muscles and tendons in the elbow area are torn or damaged.
Tennis elbow is usually caused by repetitive activities that strain the tendons in the elbow area, such as using a manual screwdriver or hitting backhand in tennis.
The following are the most common symptoms of tennis elbow. However, each adolescent may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of tennis elbow may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your adolescent's physician for a diagnosis.
Specific treatment for tennis elbow will be determined by your adolescent's physician based on:
Treatment may include:
Some tips for preventing injury include the following:
Click here to view the
Online Resources of Adolescent Medicine
|Pocket Doc Mobile App|
|Maps and Locations (Mobile)|
|Programs & Services|
|For Health Professionals|
|For Patients & Families|
|Find a Doctor|