Tennis Elbow/Tendinitis of the Hand and Wrist

“Tennis elbow” (tendinitis) is a condition characterized by inflammation of the tendons in the hand, wrist, and elbow. Often caused by repetitive motions or overuse, this condition can cause pain and discomfort that may limit daily activities and exercise/recreation. Fortunately, with proper treatment, individuals can find relief and regain functionality.

  • Symptoms

  • Treatment


Common symptoms of tennis elbow/tendinitis of the hand and wrist include:

  • Pain or tenderness on the outer side of the elbow or wrist
  • Weakness in the affected hand or wrist
  • Difficulty gripping or lifting objects
  • Swelling or inflammation around the affected area
  • Pain that worsens with activity or repetitive motions

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes tennis elbow/tendinitis of the hand and wrist?

Tendinitis is often caused by repetitive motions or overuse of the hand and wrist with activities such as playing tennis, typing, or using tools that require gripping.

How long does it take to recover from tendinitis of the hand and wrist?

Recovery time varies depending on the severity of the condition and the chosen treatment. But with proper care and treatment, most individuals experience significant improvement within a few weeks to a few months.

Can I continue playing sports or engaging in physical activities while recovering from tennis elbow?

It is generally recommended to avoid activities that worsen the symptoms during the recovery phase of tendinitis. Your healthcare provider can guide you on when it is safe to resume sports or physical activities.

How can I prevent or avoid tennis elbow/tendinitis?

Preventive measures can include using proper equipment and techniques during physical activities, taking regular breaks, maintaining good posture, and increasing the intensity of activities only gradually so as to avoid overuse strain.

Do I need treatment for tennis elbow/tendinitis of the hand and wrist?

No one should suffer needlessly. If you experience persistent pain, difficulty performing daily activities, or worsening symptoms despite self-care measures, we advise you to consult our orthopedic specialists for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Early intervention and appropriate treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of tennis elbow/tendinitis and restore optimal hand and wrist function.