Lateral Epicondylalgia

Lateral epicondylalgia is an overuse injury due to repetitive manual tasks that involve hand manipulation. It is more common in populations that have a sudden change in load making “tennis elbow” prevalent in amateur tennis players.



It is characterized by pain and point tenderness over the lateral epicondyle where the common extensor muscles of the hand and wrist originate. The pain may refer to the posterior aspect of the forearm and spread to the wrist and even to the hand. The pain is reproduced with resisted wrist extension, passive wrist flexion, and when engaging in manual tasks that require gripping i.e using a screwdriver. A telltale sign of lateral epicondylalgia is reduced grip strength when compared to the unaffected/nonpainful arm.

If any of these symptoms resonant with you, please book with us for proper management