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Tennis elbow - lateral epicondylitis

The main symptom of lateral epicondylitis is pain in the area of ​​the lateral epicondyle of the elbow, which can range from the intensity of mild pain after activity to constant pain that prevents any activity. A characteristic symptom in patients is a decrease in the strength of the hand, ie patients complain of severe pain when lifting and a very light load in their hand, for example when lifting a cup of tea or coffee, and complain of severe pain when turning the key in the lock. very often I can’t even do it at all. In addition, they often state that their handling also causes pain in the elbow.


The first description of the symptoms suggestive of lateral epicondylitis was given back in 1873 by the German physician F. Runge. In 1882, H. Morris introduced the name lawn tennis arm to tennis players, while a year later H. Major changed the name to tennis elbow, which has survived to the present day.

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) in the Nado Polyclinic is treated with a shock wave , and only a few treatments are needed.

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