Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow as it is also known, is an inflammatory condition in which the tendons in your elbow are overstretched by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
Even though it’s called tennis elbow, it doesn’t only affect athletes. The types of motions that can cause tennis elbow include those performed by plumbers, painters, carpenters, and butchers.
In tennis elbow, the pain is felt mostly at the point where the forearm muscles attach to the bone on the outside of the elbow. You may also feel pain in your forearm and wrist.