Tennis elbow - Prevention
Epitrochlear bursitis; Lateral epicondylitis; Epicondylitis - lateral
To help prevent tennis elbow:
- Apply an ice pack to the outside of the elbow
- Maintain good strength and flexibility in the arm muscles and avoid repetitive motions
- Rest the elbow when bending and straightening are painful
- Reviewed last on: 5/9/2011
- A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine (8/3/2010).
Regan WD, Grondin PP, Morrey BF. Elbow and forearm. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2009:chap 19.
Schmidt MJ, Adams SL. Tendinopathy and bursitis. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009: chap 115.
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